Got a Ticket?
I have a ticket. What do I do now?
Once you have been issued a ticket, you have 15 days to implement one of the following options listed on the back of your Offence Notice (yellow ticket). If you do not exercise one of these options, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and a justice may enter a conviction against you. Upon conviction, additional costs will be added to the total payable. If the fine goes into default, an administrative fee will be added and steps will be taken to enforce your defaulted fine. For example, information may be provided to a consumer reporting agency and for certain offences, including speeding, your driver's licence may be suspended.
The following is a description of the three options listed on your ticket:
Option 1 - Plea of Guilty - Payment out of Court
Choose this option if you would like to plead guilty to the charge. Sign the plea of guilty (Option 1) on the back of your ticket and pay the total payable (see below for payment options).
Option 2 - Plead Guilty with an Explanation
Choose this option if you want to appear before a Justice to enter a guilty plea and make submissions as to penalty, including an extension of time for payment.
Note: A Justice is available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, please attend or contact the Provincial Offences Court office at the address shown below or call (705) 673-0404 ext 224.
Option 3 - Trial Option
Choose this option if you intend to appear in court to enter a plea of not guilty, or challenge the evidence of the Provincial Offences Officer. Complete and sign option 3 on the back of your ticket and mail or deliver in person to the following address. A Notice of Trial will be issued and mailed to you with your scheduled trial date.
Ontario Court of Justice
Provincial Offences Court Office
City of Greater Sudbury
178 Elm St West
Box 6800, Station A