In June 2000 The Espanola Court Services Area began the administration functions for the Elliot Lake and Blind River Court Service areas. The Court Service Area includes the City of Elliot Lake, The Town of Blind River, The Township of North Shore and The Town of Spanish.
The Town of Espanola provides Prosecution and Courtroom Reporter services for Part 1 tickets and all Provincial Offences Courts held in the Town of Espanola Court Service area and the Elliot Lake Court Service Area. Arrangements for Option 2 (Guilty with explanation) and Option 3 (Trial Date Request) are made through the office.
The Town of Espanola also has an office for a Justice of the Peace who will entertain Walk in Guilty Pleas, etc. on most Tuesdays of each month, however this should be confirmed by calling the court office prior to attending.
In the Elliot Lake Court Service Area a Justice of the Peace is available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Elliot Lake at 200 Ontario Avenue. (This should be confirmed by calling the court office at (705) 862-7875 prior to attending).
Other services offered by the POA Collection Office include payment processing of all Provincial Offences fines, establishing payment arrangements, and remitting applications for Motions of Extension of Time to Pay, etc.