Your option explained

Your Option Explained

To pay a certificate of offence, it is important to carefully read the instructions on the back of the document to find what are the possibilities for payment and legal proceedings. Three options may be chosen from:

Option 1 - Payment - Guilty plea

To plead guilty and pay a certificate of offence, please follow the instructions on the back of the ticket.

Please note that penalties are charged in case of late payment. The unpaid fines will be sooner or later forwarded to a collection agency and may result in a suspension of your driver’s license.

Mail-in payment:
Send a cheque or money order to the following address:

Prescott and Russell Provincial Offences Office
28, Court Street P.O. Box 347
L’Orignal, ON K0B 1K0

In person:

At 28, Court Street, in L’Orignal

Accepted payment methods:

  • Cheque
  • Money order
  • Credit card - Master Card or Visa
  • Debit card
  • Cash

Secured online payment:
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Mastercard and Visa are accepted
You must have your certificate of offence and your driver’s license number on hand.   

Administration fees apply when using this method of payment.                              

By phone:
Dial 1.800.667.6307 extension 2700.
Business hours are 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Business hours from June to August are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Extension of time to pay fine:
A motion may be presented for an extension of time to pay fine.

Motion for extension of time to pay fine

​Option 2 - To plead guilty with an explanation

You may choose to plead guilty to the certificate of offence, but with an explanation. You will then have to show up before a Justice of the Peace.

The Justice of the Peace is at the office on Monday mornings only (with the exception of statutory holidays). To confirm date and time, call 613.675.4661 or 1.800.667.6307, extension 2700.

Please note that according to the explanation, the Justice of the Peace may:

  • Reduce the amount ($) of the fine;
  • Grant an extension of time to pay a fine.

The Justice of the Peace may not:

  • Reduce the accusation. For example: reduce a speeding fine from 20 to 15 km per hour;
  • Remove or reduce applicable demerit points

Option 3 - Plea of not guilty

If you choose this option and want  to enter a plea of not guilty, you  must complete option 3 at the back of the blue copy of your offence notice or  you can complete a notice of intention to appear.  The selected document can be filed  at the provincial offence administration office or by mail the at the address indicated on the ticket,  or by fax at 613-675-4940.

Notice of Intention to Appear

Guide for the defendants

To make the necessary arrangements, please call 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307 extension 2700.