The Courts

The Courthouse in L’Orignal is home to four levels of court:

Superior Court of Justice

59courtThe Honourable Justice Robert Pelletier sits in this court which deals with more serious criminal cases, civil cases and all family cases. From time to time, Justice Pelletier has the assistance of Superior Court Justices from Ottawa. As in all the L’Orignal courts, this court operates in both English and French; and, every litigant has the right to be heard in the language of their choice.

The court sits in the original 1825 stone Courthouse on Queen Street. The court Registrar’s office is located in the modern south extension, on the second floor. You can access the Registrar’s office from the parking lot on the west side of the building.

Superior Court of Justice
Courthouse
59 rue Court Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 306
L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0

Phone: (613) 675-4567
Fax: (613) 675-4507


Ontario Court of Justice

ontariocourtofjusticeThe Honourable Justice Marc D’Amours presides in this court  located in the Courthouse at 1023 King Street, L’Orignal. This court deals exclusively with criminal matters. Every criminal charge begins in this court; some of the more serious charges may move on to the Superior Court.

Legal Aid Duty Counsel has their office in this Courthouse to assist those persons appearing without a lawyer.

From time to time, Ottawa Judges may sit in this court and cases are heard in both English and French.

Ontario Court of JusticeCourthouse
1023 King Street
P.O. Box 306
L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0

Phone: (613) 675-4567
Fax: (613) 675-4507


Small Claims Court

59courtThis court deals with civil claims under $25,000 in the Superior Court Courthouse, as it is a division of the Superior Court. Small Claims Court is presided over by a roster of part-time Deputy Judges who are practicing lawyers.

It is not necessary to have a lawyer to proceed in Small Claims Court, and there are self-explanatory packages available at the court office to help you prepare and file either your claim, or your defence.

The office is at the same location as other court administrations:

Small Claims Court
Courthouse
59 rue Court Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 306
L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0

Phone: (613) 675-4567
Fax: (613) 675-4507


Provincial Offences Court

36courtProvincial Offences include any breaches of Provincial Laws, including Highway Traffic offences, hunting laws, transportation, environmental, and municipal by-laws. Justices of the Peace preside in this court and it is held every Thursday. There is no Legal Aid Duty Counsel or assistance in this court. The court is at the corner of Court and Queen streets, and the entry door is on Queen Street.

36 Court St.,
L’Orignal, ON.

Provincial Offences Court Office

28courtThe Provincial Offences Court Office is where you go to pay your fines, to inquire about your Provincial Offence case, or call to speak to a Provincial Offences Court clerk.

28 rue Court St.
P.O. Box 347
L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0

Phone: (613) 675-4661
Toll-free: 1-800-667-6307
Fax: (613) 675-4940


Court Services

59courtThis branch administers the courts and is located at:

Court Services
59 rue Court Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 306
L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0

Phone: (613) 675-4567
Fax: (613) 675-4507

Acting Supervisor, Court Operations: Johanne Cardinal
Trial Coordinator/ Justice Secretary: Yvette Gray
Interpretation Services: On Call