Types of Tickets
Provincial Offence Notice (PON)
You have 15 days to select one of the options on the back of your ticket. If you do not select an option within 15 days, you are deemed not to dispute the charge and the Clerk of the Court may convict you in your absence. Additional costs will be added.
Option 1: Plead Guilty – Pay the Whole Fine
By paying the fine, you are admitting guilt. You must pay the 'total payable' in full. Once you pay, a conviction will be registered, and the offence may appear on your driving record. Demerit points apply to some Highway Traffic Act offences.
Options for paying:
- Online at paytickets.ca
- In person at any Provincial Offences Court in Ontario
- In person at any of our Municipal Office Locations
- By Mail
- Over the phone with Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, MasterCard Debit or American Express. To make a phone payment please call 519-352-8484 during regular office hours.
Option 2: Early Resolution - Meet with Prosecutor
You can speak with the prosecutor about your offence without going to trial. If you do not come to an agreement, you can request that a trial date be set.
***NEW*** You can now request your meeting with the prosecutor online. Please visit the Provincial Offences Act Online Services website and follow the prompts. You will need the Chatham-Kent location code - 1660, and your ticket number (top right corner of your ticket).
Alternatively, you can request a meeting with a prosecutor by completing the back of your ticket – check off the 'Option 2' box, sign your name on the signature line and include your contact information (phone number and/or email). Please submit the request in person at the courthouse, mail it to the address indicated on the back of your ticket OR send a picture/scan of the front and back of the ticket to email@example.com. If you have lost your ticket you can use the Replacement of Missing Offence Notice to submit your Option 2 request.
You will be mailed an Early Resolution Meeting Notice to the address on file with the court. If your address changes, you must notify the court office. If you do not attend your Early Resolution Meeting, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and you may be convicted in your absence.
Option 3: Plead Not Guilty - Trial Request
You or your representative may request a trial by completing the back of your ticket - Check off the 'Option 3' box, sign your name on the signature line and include your representative's contact information if applicable. You can submit the request in person at the Chatham-Kent Provincial Offences Courthouse, mail it to the address indicated on the back of your ticket or send a picture/scan of the front and back of the ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have lost your ticket, you can use the Notice of Intention to Appear to submit your Option 3 request.
You will be mailed a Notice of Trial to the address on file with the court office. The Notice of Trial will tell you when and how to appear to challenge your ticket, as well as how to obtain disclosure. On your trial date, there will be an expectation that you are prepared to proceed with your matter.
If your address changes, you must notify the court office. If you do not get a Notice of Trial in the mail, it is your responsibility to follow up with the court office. If no one attends your trial, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and you may be convicted in your absence.
Parking tickets vary by municipality. Review the information on the back of your ticket for instructions on how and where to pay your fine, or how to request a trial. If you need more information, contact the municipality that issued you the ticket.
For parking tickets issued within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, please go to our Parking Tickets page for more information on your options.
An enforcement officer will issue a summons for more serious offences. It carries no set fine amount. You are required to appear in court on the date and time indicated on your summons. If you are unable to appear for your court date, you must send someone to attend in your place. If neither you nor your representative attend your court date, the Justice of the Peace can issue a warrant for your arrest or find you guilty and sentence you in your absence.
If no one attends your court date, you must contact the court office to inquire about the outcome of your court appearance as you will not receive any further notices from the court.