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Thunder Bay Court Services

Important Note:

This general information is provided for your assistance only.For specific information refer to the Provincial Offences Act or obtain legal advice.


In administering the POA Courts, the City of Thunder Bay’s court staff are responsible for setting trials, prosecuting certain Provincial Offence matters, recording court proceedings, generating transcripts and receiving fine payments resulting from charges laid by the various police forces and enforcement agencies operating within the District. The City of Thunder Bay upholds the decisions of the court by pursuing collection of unpaid Provincial Offence fines.

Location of the Thunder Bay Court Services Office and POA Court:

Court Location: 101 S. Syndicate Avenue - Victoriaville Mall
Administration Office: 101 S. Syndicate Avenue – Victoriaville Mall
General Inquiries:(807) 625-2999
Fax:(807) 623-7751

Hours of Operation:Monday to Friday

9 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4 pm (excluding holidays)
(due to judicial resources, Intake hours are subject to be cancelled without notice, therefore please call the Administration Office for availability)

Payment of Fines:The Court Services Office accepts payment of outstanding fines in person, fax or by mail.

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash, cheque or money order. Please make your cheque payable to the City of Thunder Bay.On-line payments are now available at, effective May 22, 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment of parking tickets cannot be processed through the Pay Tickets website. Please contact Parking Authority at (807) 625-2370. 

What is POA?

The Provincial Offences Act (POA) is a procedural law for administering and prosecuting Provincial Offences including those committed under the Highway Traffic Act, the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, the Trespass to Property Act, the Liquor Licence Act and other provincial legislation, municipal by-laws and minor federal offences. The POA governs all aspects of the legal prosecution process, from serving an offence notice to an accused person to conducting trials including sentencing and appeals.

COURT FORMS - to be printed off

Application for Adjournment - English Adobe PDF, 1 page, 14 KB
Application for Adjournment - French
Request for Provincial Offences Disclosure
Affidavit in Support of a Request for Reopening
Replacement of Missing Documentation
Motion for Extension of Time to Pay Fine
Notice to Appeal - Part 1 (ticket)
Notice to Appeal - Part 3 (information)
Disclosure Request


Guide to defendant - Provincial Offences Court

Guide to Appeals in POA

Court Services FAQ