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 Appeals & Transcripts 

Regarding Part I, II (Ticketed Offences) and Part III (Summons) Appeal Matters:

Effective December 1, 2008 Provincial Offences Act (POA) Part I, II, and III appeals must be filed with:

Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ)
700 N. Christina Street
Sarnia, Ontario    N7V 3C2
Telephone:  519-333-2950

Within thirty (30) days of the disposition of the Court, a defendant or prosecutor is entitled to appeal an acquittal, conviction or sentence by filing a "Notice of Appeal".  If the Defendant fails to file a "Notice of Appeal" within thirty (30) days of the disposition/conviction, the defendant must obtain permission from the Provincial Court Judge by completing "Application for Extension of Time to Appeal.""Notice l" (POA 0201). 

Fines must be paid in order to file an appeal. Fine payments will only be accepted at the municipally administered POA court office. (The County of Lambton Court Services Department or any municipally operated provincial offences court across the province.)  If the Defendant is unable to pay the fine, the defendant must obtain permission from the Provincial Court Judge to waive payment of the fine by completing “Application to File an Appeal Without Paying the Fine."

The above mentioned forms can be obtained at either the Ontario Court of Justice court office or the municipally administered POA office. (The County of Lambton Court Services Department located at the Bayside Centre.)

Requests for transcripts (if required) must be made at the County of Lambton Court Services Department. You will be required to order and pay for three copies including one for the Defendant, one for the Prosecution/Crown and one for the Judge.  A cash deposit is required for any transcripts ordered and payment must be made in full at time of pick-up.  The cost of a transcript and the deposit is based on the length of the proceeding.   The fee schedule can be found below.  A Transcript Order Form must accompany the payment and can be found on the Forms section of this website.

The Ontario Court of Justice has prepared a "Guide to Appeals" in Provincial Offences Cases.

Once the Ontario Court of Justice has set the appeal hearing date, a notice of this hearing will be sent to the required parties. The appeal will be heard and determined by an Ontario Court Justice (Judge).  The Justice has the authority to affirm, reverse or modify the disposition of the Trial Court, or order a new trial.

TRANSCRIPTS

Effective May 1, 2014, Ontario Regulation 587/91 "Court Reporters and Court Monitors" under the Administration of Justice Act regarding court transcript has been revoked and replaced with Ontario Regulation 94/14  "Fees for Court Transcripts."  Existing court transcript fees apply to transcript orders placed prior to May 1, 2014.

Transcription of First Copy
(Electronic copy provided at no extra charge if requested at the same time)
$4.30 per page for certified original
Expedite (within 5 business days) $6.00 per page
Daily (24 hours)  $8.00 per page
Reproduction - Electronic
(Orders placed subsequent to the Original)
$20.00 per transcript
Reproduction - Paper
(Orders placed subsequent to the Original) 
$0.55 per page for a certified hardcopy

Digital Audio Recordings – Fee $22.00

A digital audio recording can be requested of any proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice before a Judge or a Justice of the Peace.

Copies of digital audio recordings will be provided, with a court order and upon completion of the appropriate court request form and undertaking and payment of any regulated copy fee, to the following: 

  • Self-represented parties
  • Media not on the Joint Courts’ List of Designated Media for Access to Digital Court Recordings posted on the Ontario Courts’ website  
  • Authorized agents representing parties who are not licenced by the Law Society of Upper Canada 
  • Members of the public