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Alternatives to Paying a Provincial Fine

The Fine Option Program is not an alternative to sentencing, but gives people the opportunity to settle fines by doing unpaid, supervised community service work, rather than paying in cash. The Ministry of Justice works with town councils, First Nations communities, local non-profit organizations or an individual to administer the Fine Option Program in the community under a contractual agreement. These organizations or individuals, called fine option agencies, assign suitable community service work to people who register to settle fines under the program. The agencies also advise the court of the outcome of the assignment.

Currently, Saskatchewan has agreements with Alberta and Manitoba that allow some out-of-province fines to be worked off in another province. The program is open only to the individual who received the fine, and does not apply to companies or corporations.


1. Eligibility

You must obtain an order from court to register for the program.

If you are currently receiving Employment Insurance benefits you may be eligible to participate in the program as long as participation does not affect your ability to meet Employment Insurance requirements in terms of seeking employment/being employed.


2. Register

After receiving your order from court, you must bring one of the following five forms to your local Fine Option agent:

  1. Notice of Fine
  2. Notice of Conviction
  3. Deemed Parking Conviction Notice
  4. Fine Order (Alberta)
  5. Time To Pay (Manitoba)

Coordinators are available in each of the below regions for further information. If your local coordinator is not available, please call the Fine Option hotline at 306-787-3333 for assistance.


Regina, Qu’Appelle, Moose Jaw

Phone:  306-787-3997
Fax:  306-787-2922
Toll Free: 1-888-586-6363


Phone:  306-752-6149
Fax:  306-752-6272


Phone:  306-933-8212
Fax:  306-933-5044


Phone: 306-786-5796
Fax:  306-786-1397

North Battleford, Buffalo Narrows, La Loche

Phone:  306-446-7542
Fax:  306-446-8700
Toll Free 1-866-433-5635

Prince Albert

Phone:  306-953-2828
Fax:  306-953-2832
Toll Free: 1-866-305-3888

LaRonge, Creighton Area

Phone:  306-425-4225
Fax:  306-425-4610
Toll Free: 1-888-228-2275

Central Office

Phone:  306-787-3333
Fax:  306-787-0078

3. Further Information

Performance of community service work in the Fine Option Program is considered comparable to paid employment with regard to quality, punctuality and notification of the work placement agency regarding absenteeism or sickness.

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