Have you forgotten that you need to renew your Ontario licence plate each year now that there are no fees and stickers?
Well, the provincial government is planning to update the renewal process by “getting rid of that totally.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced at a press conference on February 13 that the Ontario licence plate renewal requirement is set to be scrapped.
Currently, you have to renew your licence plate every one or two years and your plates typically expire before your birthday.
Renewing your licence plate is free for most vehicles since the provincial government scrapped fees. Also, when you renew, you don’t get a licence plate sticker anymore.
You can renew your license plate in person or online with ServiceOntario.
After getting rid of fees and stickers in 2022, the provincial government is now planning on scrapping licence plate renewals altogether.
“We are getting rid of that totally,” Ford said. “Registering your vehicle — we did the first step, getting rid of the stickers. Now we are getting rid of the re-registration.”
Ford also noted that once these changes come into effect, licence plates will be re-registered automatically so you “won’t have to worry about that at all.”
While the premier didn’t have a timeline for exactly when this will happen, he said the provincial government is “going to make sure that’s very soon, extremely soon.”
“It will be legislated,” Ford said.
This announcement comes after the recent Toronto Star report that more than one million licence plates in Ontario were expired as of January.
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