The Provincial Offences Act (POA) governs non-Criminal offences, such as the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, distracted driving, liquor licence violations, trespass to property, etc.
Since 2001, under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Attorney General, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is responsible for all court administration and court support functions under the Provincial Offences Act.
The Justice of the Peace is responsible for the proceedings of provincial matters and the conduct of these proceedings before the Ontario Court of Justice. These include matters heard in the courtroom and in the Justice of the Peace Intake Court.
Please visit our Court Locations page to find directions to each of our three court locations.