The City of Owen Sound has two court facilities.
- Consolidated Courthouse
- Provincial Offences Court
The consolidated courthouse hears matters for the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. Matters typically involve criminal offences, Family Law or Small Claims matters.
The consolidated courthouse is located at 611 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario. The courthouse has 6 courtrooms and each courtroom has 2 secure sub-cells adjacent to them for efficient and safe movement of persons in custody. There are 12 holding cells on the ground floor as well as a cell control area where the Special Constables work out of.
During the spring of 2015 the Owen Sound Police Service added an x-ray machine as part of the front door screening at the Owen Sound Courthouse. Persons entering the court building pass through a Magnetometer as well as bags are screened through the x-ray machine by the Special Constables. Front door screening has prevented numerous knives and drugs from entering the court building.
Special Constables are responsible for providing court security, the care and safe handling of persons in custody, the safety of the public and staff within the court building as well as any out of town escorts.
All of the Special Constables are trained and certified in the taking of DNA samples.
The Provincial Offences Court hears matters relating to offences under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor License Act, Trespass to Property Act, Municipal By-Law offences and more.
The Provincial Offences Court is located at 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario.
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