There are nearly 300 ServiceOntario Centres across the province. But more than 200 of those centres are privately owned and managed. The owners receive a set fee for each transaction they provide.

The problem with the privately owned centres is that they often don't provide all the services you can receive at the publicly owned centres. And as the Auditor General found in her 2015 report, that long wait times are twice as likely to be an issue at a private centre.

That's why it's best to go to a public ServiceOntario whenever you can.

Trouble is, the provincial government doesn't publicize which centres are public and which are private. But we do.

The map above and the list below show all of the publicly owned and operated ServiceOntario Centres across the province.

Public ServiceOntario Centres
Community Address
Alexandria 101 Main St. N., Alexandria, ON
Aurora 50 Bloomington Rd. W., Aurora, ON
Atikokan 108 Saturn Ave., Atikokan, ON
Aurora 50 Bloomington Rd. W., Aurora, ON
Aylmer 615 John St. N., Aylmer, ON
Bancroft 50 Monck St., PO Box 300, Bancroft, ON
Barrie 102-34 Simcoe St., Barrie, ON
Blind River 62 Queen St., Blind River, ON
Bracebridge 15 Dominion St., Bracebridge, ON
Brampton 1 Gateway Blvd., Brampton, ON
Brockville 7 King St. W., Brockville, ON
Chapleau 190 Cherry St., Chapleau, ON
Cobourg 1005 Elgin St. W., Ste 105, Cobourg, ON
Cochrane 143 Fourth Ave., Box 668, Cochrane, ON
Cornwall 720 14th St. W., Unit 2, Cornwall, ON
Dryden 479 Government St., Rm. 3, Dryden, ON
Elliot Lake 50 Hillside Dr. N., Elliot Lake, ON
Embrun/Russell 717 Notre Dame St., Embrun/Russell, ON
Espanola 148 Fleming St., Espanola, ON
Fort Frances 922 Scott St., Fort Frances, ON
Geraldton 208 Beamish Ave. W., Geraldton, ON
Goderich 38 North St., Goderich, ON
Gore Bay 35 Meredith St., PO Box 606, Gore Bay, ON
Guelph 1 Stone Rd. W., Guelph, ON
Hamilton 119 King St., 4th Fl, Hamilton, ON
Hawkesbury 179 Main St. E., Hawkesbury, ON
Hearst 613 Front St., Hearst, ON
Huntsville 207 Main St. W., Huntsville, ON
Ignace Hwy 17 and 599, Box 196, Ignace, ON
Iroquois Falls 33 Ambridge Dr., PO Box 460, Iroquois Falls, ON
Kapuskasing 122 Government Rd. W., Kapuskasing, ON
Kemptville 10 Campus Dr., Kemptville, ON
Kenora 220 Main St. S., Kenora, ON
Kingston 1201 Division St., Kingston, ON
Kirkland Lake 10 Government Rd. E., Ste. 101, Box 100, Kirkland Lake, ON
Kitchener 30 Duke St., 2nd Flr., Kitchener, ON
Lindsay 322 Kent St. W., Lindsay, ON
London 100 Dundas St., Main Floor, London, ON
Manitouwadge 40 Manitou Rd., Manitouwadge, ON
Marathon 52 Peninsula Rd., Ste. 105, Box 280, Marathon, ON
Milton 2800 High Point Dr., 2nd Fl., Milton, ON
Minden 12698 Hwy 35, Box 820, Minden, ON
Mississauga 1151 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, ON
Moosonee Ont. Govt. Blvd., Revillion Rd. N., Moosonee, ON
Morrisburg 8-5th St. W., PO Box 645, Morrisburg, ON
Napanee 7 Snow Rd., Unit #2, Napanee, ON
New Liskeard 280 Armstrong St., New Liskeard, ON
Nipigon 5 Wadsworth Dr., Box 8, Nipigon, ON
North Bay 447 McKeown Ave., Unit 111, North Bay, ON
Oakville 220 North Service Rd. W., Unit P5030, Oakville, ON
Orangeville 41 Broadway Ave., Unit #7, Orangeville, ON
Ottawa 110 Laurier Ave., Ottawa, ON
Owen Sound 1400 First Ave. W., Ste. 2, Owen Sound, ON
Parry Sound 7 Bay St., Parry Sound, ON
Pembroke 400 Pembroke St. E., Pembroke, ON
Petawawa 41 Festubert Blvd., Bldg. R102, Petawawa, ON
Peterborough 300 Water St., Peterborough, ON
Picton 1 Pitt St., Picton, ON
Rainy River 334 Fourth St., Rainy River, ON
Red Lake 227 Howey St., PO Box 950, Red Lake, ON
Renfrew 316 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew, ON
Sarnia 150 Christina St. N., Sarnia, ON
Sault Ste. Marie 420 Queen St. E., Ste. 101, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Simcoe 50 Frederick Hobson VC Dr., Simcoe, ON
Sioux Lookout 62 Queen St., PO Box 147, Sioux Lookout, ON
St. Catharines 301 St. Paul St. E., St. Catharines, ON
Stratford 5 Huron St., Stratford, ON
Sturgeon Falls 94A King St., Unit 8, Sturgeon Falls, ON
Sudbury 199 Larch St., Ste. 300, Sudbury, ON
Terrace Bay 1004 Highway 17, Terrace Bay, ON
Thunder Bay 435 James St. S., Ste. 113, Thunder Bay, ON
Timmins 38 Pine St. N., Unit 110, Timmins, ON
Toronto - Bay 777 Bay St., College Park, M212, Toronto, ON
Toronto - Sheppard 47 Sheppard Ave. E., 4th Flr., Unit 417, Toronto, ON
Toronto-Bloor West 3300 Bloor St. W,. Unit 142, Toronto, ON
Toronto-Lawrence Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, ON
Walkerton 203 Cayley St., Walkerton, ON
Wawa 48 Mission Rd., PO Box 1370, Wawa, ON
Whitby 590 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby, ON
Windsor 400 City Hall Sq. E., Unit #205, Windsor, ON