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Provincial Offences

The Town of Espanola Provincial Offences Office handles fine payments, trial scheduling, filing court requests and general inquiries related to offences.

Provincial Offences Act

Provincial Offences Courts - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person court appearances at the Espanola, Elliot Lake and Blind River courts will be held virtually by audioconference (telephone) or videoconference.  Do not attend the courthouse in person.

If you have an upcoming court date, please DO NOT ATTEND THE COURT HOUSE.   On your court date you are to JOIN via zoom using the video link below.  If you are unable to join by video, please CALL into the court proceeding to have your matter heard before a Justice of the Peace.  

If you are connected by video, please type in your first and last name when you connect.  If you are connecting by phone, the Clerk will attempt to communicate with you to identify you.

While waiting for your matter to be heard please ensure to remain on mute and respect the decorum of the court.  We ask you to be patient and wait for your matter to be addressed.

Once your matter has been addressed and concluded you will be provided with information regarding your next steps and you may disconnect from the call. 

 Below are the zoom details on how to join court. 

Joining by video


Meeting ID: 818 7771 6475

Passcode:     995236

Joining by telephone

Call: (toll free) 1-855-703-8985

Meeting ID:  818 7771 6475

Passcode:      995236


COVID-19 and the POA Courts

Notice to Public Regarding Provincial Offences Act Matters

Avis Au Public Concernant Les Affaires Relevant De La Loi Sur Les Infractions Provinciales

COVID-19 Notice to Counsel, Paralegals and the Public Regarding POA Matters

Ontario Court of Justice COVID-19 Update 

The Administration office and courtroom are located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed Noon to 1pm

Provincial Offences Court Office
100 Tudhope Street, Suite 4
Espanola, ON P5E 1S6 
Phone 705.862.7875        Fax 705.862.7876

Manager of Court Services: Christine Desjardins


***Please note that court staff cannot provide legal advice.***






To speed up the administrative process, Court Services has made some forms available online. Please print out the form you require, fill it out and forward to our office for processing.

  1. If you wish to schedule a trial, but lost your copy of the certificate of offence  fill out  Form POA813 (Notice of Intention to Appear - Fillable).
  2. Extension of Time to Pay Fine Forms:
    1. Application for Extension of Time to Pay Fine (Fillable)
    2. Application to Justice to Strike out Conviction (Fillable)
  3. Reopening: Forms  POA0801 (Fillable) and POA0819 (Fillable) Record of Reopening Application 
  4. In order to ask for an adjournment of your trial you must complete the Notice of Motion and Affidavit.  The original must be filed in our office 3 business days prior to the court date:

General Form for Affidavit
Notice of Motion
Change of Address Form

GUIDE for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases
GUIDE to self-represented parties for Appeals in Provincial Offences Cases
Cour de justice de l'Ontario-Guide pour les défendeurs dans les causes liées aux infractions provinciales