Do you have Zoom court? Here are options for logging in:
Zoom Coordinates: https://zoom.us/join
OR call in by telephone: 1-438-809-7799
MEETING ID: 940 595 8000
In-person appearances are available on a limited basis. Please contact the court office if you require an in-person appearance. email@example.com or call 613-933-4301.
If you have a matter scheduled in-person, including a summons to appear in court, you may appear remotely. This Court will continue to hear matters remotely with in-person appearances being provided on a limited basis.
If you have moved since your last appearance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-933-4301 to provide your email, phone number and current address, so that you do not miss important information regarding your matter.
If you received a summons to attend court and you are happy to participate remotely for your first appearance, please follow the zoom coordinates in bold, underlined above on the time and date that the summons outlines. “
The Provincial Offences Act (POA) governs non-Criminal offences, such as the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, distracted driving, liquor licence violations, trespass to property, etc.
Since 2001, under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Attorney General, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is responsible for all court administration and court support functions under the Provincial Offences Act.
The Justice of the Peace is responsible for the proceedings of provincial matters and the conduct of these proceedings before the Ontario Court of Justice. These include matters heard in the courtroom and in the Justice of the Peace Intake Court.
Before you enter an Ontario courthouse for a scheduled court appearance, you will need to answer screening questions. You can complete the online Courthouse screening before attending court and then show the result as you enter. If you cannot complete the screening online, other screening options are available at the courthouse.
All administration is conducted at our Cornwall location.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
t. (613) 933-4301
f. (613) 933-4161
Email Court Services
26 Pitt Street, Suite 308 Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P2Image
6 Fifth Street West Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0Image
110 Main Street North Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0Image
Rules of the court are as follows:
- Proper attire is required - no shorts, tank tops, halter tops or hats to be worn in the courtroom.
- No chewing gum.
- No food or drinks allowed in the courtroom.
- Electronic communication devices are to be turned off or silenced - audio recording devices may only be used for note-taking purposes if the Justice of the Peace is first notified or gives express permission to do so. There are to be no transmissions of court proceedings. Talking on electronic communication devices is not permitted while court is in session.
- No photos or videos are to be taken without a court order.
- No talking while court is in session.
If you are interested in trying to reach a resolution with the prosecutor, please call or email the prosecutor at your earliest convenience.
- Call 613-933-4301 or email email@example.com.
- If a resolution is agreed to, an audio hearing will be booked for this matter at the request of the prosecutor. The prosecutor will provide the trial coordinator relevant contact information so that an audio proceeding telephone number and conference ID numbers can be forwarded to the defendant.
- If a resolution has not been reached and/or you do not wish to discuss a resolution – disregard this notice. Your matter will be scheduled at a later date and time. Please keep us informed of any change in address and/or contact information by calling 613-933-4301 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can make your fine payment in-person at 26 Pitt St., Cornwall. Please make sure your payment is placed in a sealed envelope with your name, ticket number, contact information and date of payment. You can also pay on-line. The County is suspending the automatic withdrawal of fines from bank accounts for the time being.
Click here to visit the Ministry of the Attorney General ticket look-up page. You will need your ticket number to complete the process.
Your Three Ticket Options
Option 1: Plea of Guilty - Voluntary Payment of Total Payable
Visit the Fine Payment Options page
Option 2: Plea of Guilty – Submissions as to Penalty
Select this option if you want to appear before a Justice of the Peace to plead guilty but request amount payable be reduced or extension of time to pay. Please understand that a Justice of the Peace cannot reduce a charge (e.g. speeding 120 kilometres cannot be reduced to 115 kilometres). They also cannot reduce or remove demerit points.
Option 3: Request for Trial
Select this option if you want to plead not guilty to the charge. Complete the required information on the reverse of the ticket under Option 3 and if applicable complete the “Change to Your Address”. Please include your email address. File your ticket with our office either by mail, in-person or via e-mail at email@example.com. You are not required to file your request for trial in person. Should you mail your request for trial, you assume the consequences if, for any reason, your request is not received in our office within the prescribed time.
PLEASE NOTE: All individuals requesting Option 3 will first be given an Early Resolution date to speak with a prosecutor. It is important that you take part in this meeting this for case-management purposes, ie. determining number of witnesses, length of trial, discussing disclosure issues, discussing demerit points and fine consequences. The prosecutor will review the ticket and evidence and may determine the matter should be withdrawn or an offer may be made to resolve the matter which may result in you not having to go to trial.
* Please note Court Interpreters are available if required. Please fill out language required under option 3.
Guide for Defendants
These guides provide defendants with general information about the court process for provincial offences cases.
Services for Persons with Disabilities
Court Services is committed to making our services accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. We comply with the customer service standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Communication / Assistive Devices / Service Animals
We will communicate with you in ways that take into account a disability if you let us know what your needs are. You may use your own personal assistive device however the use of recording and video equipment by individuals is not permitted without judicial approval [Courts of Justice Act section 136 (1)]. You may use your service animal in all parts of our premises that are open to the public.
Tickets and control sheets can be filed in a dated, sealed envelope and delivered in-person to the third floor at 26 Pitt St., Cornwall. These control lists will be reviewed once the office re-opens.
If you have questions or concerns, please email Court Services.
All limitation periods under the Provincial Offences Act have been suspended by an order under s. 7.1.2(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Judicial pre-trials will be held by audio or video conference. Cases subject to judicial pre-trials will be determined by local protocol. Parties will be notified of the date and time of the judicial pre-trial and the information for attending the audio or video conference.
The Ontario Court of Justice will accept electronically signed documents where a signature is required. An electronic signature consists of electronic information that identifies the signatory and the date and place of signing. For example, you may type your name as your signature.
Please contact local court staff for information about a matter you believe is ongoing for which you have no return date.
Please remember to keep your mailing address up to date with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may miss important information regarding your court appearance.
Media representatives who wish to inquire about the status of a specific proceeding at our court, may contact email@example.com
To request access to court filings and exhibits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Existing access policies remain in effect.
To request access to audio recordings of court proceedings, please contact the court office by email at email@example.com
Section 136 of the Courts of Justice Act makes it an offence to take a photograph, or make a video or audio recording, of a court proceeding, unless prior judicial authorization has been granted.
- Audio recording of proceedings is permitted by counsel, paralegals licensed by the Law Society of Ontario, court staff, members of the media, and litigants provided it is done solely for note-taking purposes and the presiding judicial officer has been advised before the recording commences. Audio recording of proceedings is also permitted by members of the public provided it is done solely for note-taking purposes and the express permission of the presiding judicial officer is first obtained. These audio recordings cannot be transmitted. The Court’s Protocol Regarding the Use of Electronic Communication Devices in Court Proceedings remains in effect.
Court administration staff cannot provide advice when you receive a ticket. Contact a lawyer or paralegal to help you if you cannot decide which ticket option to choose.
If you receive a summons, you must appear in Court on the date specified.
Links to Legal Documentation / Acts
Administration Services Complaints
If you have a complaint concerning administration services, please contact the Manager of the Provincial Offences Court, in writing:
Director of Court Services
308-26 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON K6J 3P2
Email Court Services
Justice of the Peace Complaints
For information on complaints relating to the Justice of the Peace, information is available on the Ontario Courts Website
Crown Attorney Complaints
If you have a complaint relating to the prosecution (legal), please contact the Crown Attorney in writing:
29 Second Street West
Cornwall, ON K6J 1G3