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 Court Services 

Important Update

In an effort to take steps to support the health, safety and well-being of employees, our clients and the community. The County of Lambton Court Services Department will be closed to the public effective  Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 4:30 PM up to and including Friday July 3, 2020.

Please be advised that in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Chief Justice of Ontario Court of Justice has ordered that all Provincial Offences Court matters between March 16 and July 3, 2020 be adjourned to another date. This means if you have a court date scheduled during this time you are not required to attend.

Please do not attend Court.

If you have a court date between March 16 and July 3, 2020:

·     Your court date will be adjourned and rescheduled for a future date. You will be notified of your next court date. If your mailing address has changed please contact our office immediately.

Contact information for all municipal courts is available here: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/Court_Addresses/poa/

Updated information about court proceedings at the Ontario Court of Justice can be found on the Court’s website at https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/.

If you are looking to make a payment:

We encourage you to utilize our remote options for payment where possible.

  • Credit card payments can be made online at www.paytickets.ca,
  • Payments can be mailed to the Court Services Department at 150 N. Christina Street, Sarnia, ON  N7T 7K2.

 

For all other court questions or applications for extension of time to pay, appeals and reopenings:

  • Please leave your name, phone number and a brief message at 519-344-8880 and staff will return your call at their earliest convenience.
  • You can email us at poa@county-lambton.on.ca.

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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On November 29, 1999, the Province of Ontario transferred the administration and prosecution responsibility for the Provincial Offences Act (POA) to the County of Lambton. The assumption of services was a result of Bill 108, the Streamlining of Administration of parts of the Provincial Offences Act and POA courts to Ontario municipalities.

The Court Services Department is responsible for processing fine payments, enforcement of unpaid fines, setting trials, recording court proceedings, generating transcripts and other administrative duties resulting from charges laid by the various enforcement agencies operating within Lambton County.  Prosecution services for Part I and Part II matters are provided by the County of Lambton Legal Services/Clerk's Department, with the Ministry of the Attorney General providing prosecution services for Part III matters.    

To access general information about the court process, please see the Ministry of the Attorney General's Guide for Defendants in Provincial Offences Cases.

 

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Location
Lambton Shared Services Centre, 2nd Floor
Bayside Centre
150 N. Christina St.
Sarnia, Ont N7T 7W5
  Mail Payments
Court Services Department
150 N. Christina St., Box 1060
Sarnia, Ont. N7T 7K2
poa@county-lambton.on.ca  |  Tel. 519 344-8880  |  Fax 519 344-9379
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (excluding holidays)