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.


Pursuant to section 49 (5) of the Provincial Offences Act, all courts sessions scheduled on July 20, 2023, at Provincial Offences Court, 162 Lochiel Street, Sarnia Ontario will be rescheduled. 

All court sessions scheduled for July 20th, 2023, will be adjourned to a new date due to Justice of the Peace availability. If your case was to be heard on July 20th, you will receive a new notice to you and/or your agent, with the adjourned court date.

Provincial Offences Act

49 (5) The clerk of the court may, on behalf of the court, adjourn,

(a)  the first trial date for a proceeding commenced under Part I or Part II to a date agreed to by the defendant and the prosecutor in a written agreement filed with the court; and

(b)  any proceeding under this Act or any step in a proceeding under this Act, where no justice is able to attend in person, to a date chosen in accordance with the instructions of a justice.  2009, c. 33, Sched. 4, s. 1 (42).



Remote Court Proceedings

Virtual court appearance instructions and dial in information can be found on the court calendar by clicking any of the court dates.

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

Virtual Court 

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Ticket Options

Please visit the Options for Part 1 Tickets page to understand the available choices defendants have.

As of January 2023, Option 2 to Plead Guilty with an Explanation has been replaced with the Early Resolution option. You now have the choice to schedule a meeting with the municipal prosecutor to discuss your charge. Visit the link above for more information.

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