Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 364 Water St

Service: Peterborough Area Legal Aid Office

Record #: PET0559
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 11 May 2023


Description (Service) A blend of remote and in-person services are now available as part of Legal Aid Ontario's transition back to providing in-person services.
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Accepts applications for legal aid from low-income individuals with legal issues in areas including criminal, family, immigration, mental health and poverty law
  • Evaluates clients' financial circumstances and type of legal problem to determine if clients are eligible for a legal aid certificate
  • provides eligible clients with a voucher to pay a private practice lawyer
  • must use a participating lawyer who accepts legal aid certificates
  • Client Service Centre phone line also provides free information, referral and advice from a lawyer

Service Details

PET Fees senior services filter Fees dependent on service
PET In or Out of Home Service Out-of-Home Service
Hours Office: Tue, Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Client Service Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Annual gross family income less than:

1 family member: $18,795

2 family members: $32,131

3 family members: $39,352

4 family members: $45,289

5 or more family members: $50,803

Single boarders: $12,330

Low-income applicants with an income above these levels may qualify for a Legal Aid Certificate with a contribution agreement. Required to make monthly payments to repay some or all legal fees

Individuals experiencing domestic violence may be eligible under a separate set of income eligibility guidelines

See full eligibility criteria at
Application To apply call the Client Service Centre Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm.
Languages Other - Client Service Centre provides assistance in over 200 languages
Fees Service ; Legal representation fees vary depending on service required and client's ability to pay, sliding scale from partial to complete fee coverage.

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Nordia Building, Main Level, 364 Water St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 3L6
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Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-743-5430
Toll Free Phone 1-888-828-3827, Peterborough ; Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867
Fax 705-743-1150
Mailing Address Nordia Building, Main Level, 364 Water St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9H 3L6

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