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.

NOTICE TO PUBLIC

REGARDING PROVINCIAL OFFENCES ACT MATTERS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

On September 9th, 2021 Ontario’s three Chief Justices issued the below statement that Ontario Courts will be closed on September 30, 2021, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Do not attend court if you have a matter scheduled for September 30, 2021.

All Provincial Offences Act matters scheduled for September 30, 2021, will be rescheduled. You will receive a notice of the new court date in the mail at the address on file with the court. For more information, please contact Provincial Offences Department, County of Lambton Court Services at 519-344-8880 or email poa@county-lambton.on.ca.

 

Remote Court Proceedings During COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most court proceedings are being held by videoconference (zoom video link) or by audio conference 855-392-2520. Virtual court appearance instructions and dial in information can be found on the court calendar.

If you have further questions or need to speak to staff about your virtual court appearance, you can email them at the POA Courthouse.

Recording of court matters via video or audio is strictly prohibited without preauthorization, as per the Courts of Justice Act. 

Please view the Virtual Court Resources page for more information on attending virtual court appearances.

Virtual Court Resources

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Covid-19 Information

Court Services Department public service counter is now open for in-person administration services and in-person fine payments. The Court Services Department is currently located at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, Building 1020, Suite 200 S. Hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Updates on public access, in-person court appearances, attending virtual court proceedings and online payments can be found at lambtononline.ca/courtservices.  Additional updates will be provided on this page as they become available.

Limitation Period Enacted

On February 26th 2021 the limitation period under section 85 of the Provincial Offences Act was reenacted. This means that if you have an outstanding Provincial Offence Fine, enforcement actions will proceed. 

2021 Court Location

The Court Services Department is now operating at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, located at 1086 Modeland Road, Bldg. 1020 Suite 200 S, Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6L2 while renovations are taking place at Lambton Shared Service Centre.

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