Provincial Offences Courts have resumed for the majority of matters (early resolutions, trials, set date, adjournments, etc.). These matters are able to proceed only by Zoom (audio or video) appearance. There will be no in-person court appearances until further notice.
Given the continued operational impacts of COVID-19 to court operations, the Ontario Court of Justice recognizes the need to rely on remote court options for parties and participants in POA proceedings to ensure access to justice is maintained. In recognition of this need, the Court is taking a number of steps to direct scheduling in a manner that supports remote hearings and encourages effective use of the limited capacity of in-person proceedings.
Oxford County Provincial Offences Court has expanded the use of technology in the courtroom by scheduling matters, by remote appearance. The Oxford County Provincial Offences Court uses Zoom for remote appearances. The use of Zoom allows defendants to appear by video or audio on their scheduled appearance date. See information at top of page on how to attend a Zoom appearance.