The Public Prosecutor’s Office will be open again for walk-ins as of Monday, June 29th, 2020. For the remaining 2 weeks, visitors will still be received by appointment only.
To make an appointment call the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten at +1721 542 2243/ +1721 543 0109 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Public Prosecutor’s Office will continue to practice COVID-19 preventive measures. Therefore visitors will be asked to wear a mask inside the building and entry will be limited to one visitor at a time.
Moreover, persons issued fines between March and June will be allowed to defend themselves in court on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 9:00 am. However, in order to have this opportunity, persons must call or email the Public Prosecutor’s Office, to have their names added to the court hearing list.
Fines can be paid in cash at the Receiver’s Office in the Government Building, Soualiga Road or by pin transaction at the Public Prosecutor’s Office, located at Emmaplein 1 in Philipsburg, on working days between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Fines can also be paid by bank transfer to the bank account number 10058592 (CIBC First Caribbean), named to ‘Openbaar Ministerie Sint Maarten-Parket Officier van Justitie’, Emmaplein 1, Sint Maarten, and with the reference number (parketnummer). For international transfers, use the following SWIFT/BIC code: FCIBSXSM.
Following June 29th, 2020 the regular opening hours of the Public Prosecutor’s Office will resume, which are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:00 am-12:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Appointments can be made for the consultation hours, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, held on the last Thursday of the month.