The Government of Ontario recently made changes by removing licence plate renewal fees and removing the licence plate sticker requirement for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds. These changes were not implemented for heavy commercial vehicles and snowmobiles.
Ontario Police have recently released statements and a video reminding drivers that they are still required to renew their licence plates every one to two years, most commonly before the driver’s birthday. You are no longer required to pay the annual $120 fee to renew your plates, but any drivers who refrain from renewing their plates can be fined $110 - $500 under the Highway Traffic Act.
How to Renew Your Ontario Licence Plate
Drivers can renew their licence plate at a ServiceOntario location, by mail, or online at https://www.ontario.ca/page/renew-your-licence-plate up to 180 days before it expires.
To complete the renewal process you will need:
-Your vehicle permit number
-Your licence plate number
-The name of your insurance company, your policy number, and odometer reading
-You must pay any outstanding tolls, fees, or defaulted fines.
Reminders for licence plate renewals will no longer be sent out in the mail. Instead, you can receive your reminders for renewal digitally through email, text, or a phone call. It is up to you which format you’d like to receive your reminders in, you can even choose a combination of all three digital reminders. These reminders will happen twice; 60 days before the expiration date and 30 days before the expiration date. If you have a full driver’s license, green photo health card, or Ontario Photo Card, and are over 16 years old, you can sign up for the digital reminders. These online reminders are currently unavailable for drivers with G1 licenses. Be sure to visit https://reminders.ontario.ca/en or call Service Ontario at 1-800-387-3445 to sign up for digital reminders.