About Us

Halton Court Services provide court services with offences related to the Provincial Offences Act. This act applies to all provincial statutes, as well as municipal bylaws and some minor federal contraventions, and it governs how charges are processed and prosecuted.

Location and hours of operation

Our provincial offences court and administrative office is located at 4085 Palladium Way in Burlington. Our administration services are available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Units

Learn more about the three units that are provided by Halton Court Services, including:

Administration/Court Support

Our provincial offences court and administrative office is located at 4085 Palladium Way in Burlington. Our administration services are available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can also reach us online by emailing burlingtoncourt@burlington.ca or by phone 905-637-1274, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Prosecution

The Prosecution Unit is part of the Legal Services Division of the City of Burlington. Please note that the Prosecution Unit does not provide legal services or advice to members of the public.

All defendants have a legal right to disclosure, which is the evidence of your case. Requests for disclosure can be made by completing the disclosure request form.

Please note: when completing the request form, if you have not received a Notice of Trial, you may insert any future date so that the form can be processed.   

Collections

The Collections Unit has been successful in reducing the amount of outstanding fines revenue owing to the municipalities within the Region of Halton and continues to do so using the following methods:

  • Courtesy Notices to remind you of your outstanding obligation
  • Mutually beneficial payment arrangements
  • Assignment of files to third party Collection Agencies
  • Reporting to Equifax and/or TransUnion (credit rating impacted)
  • Adding outstanding debt to municipal tax roll
  • Default Judgement and action in Small Claims Court or Superior Court, such as
    • Garnishment of bank accounts or wages
    • Lien on land, houses, cottages (sale of which can be forced to pay debts)
    • Debtor Examinations in Court
    • Addition of outstanding fines to Property Tax bills

 

2022 holiday schedule

Halton Court Services are closed during statutory holidays each year. In 2022, we are closed:

  • Monday, Jan. 3 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, Feb. 23 - Family Day
  • Friday, April 15 - Good Friday
  • Monday, April 18 - Easter Monday
  • Monday, May 23 - Victoria Day
  • Friday, July 1 - Canada Day
  • Monday, Aug. 1 - Civic Holiday
  • Monday, Sept. 5 - Labour Day
  • Friday, Sept. 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Monday, Oct. 10 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day
  • Monday, Dec. 26 - Christmas
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 - Boxing Day

From Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023, no court hearings are scheduled and justices of the peace are not available to enforcement agencies or to review applications from the public.

Common legal terms

View a listing of common Provincial Offences Act terms to help you understand legal rights and responsibilities within the provincial offences system.

Contact

In-person

Online

Telephone

  • Telephone inquiries or payments are available at 905-637-1274, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.