Ontario, renew your license plates
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Ontario license plate renewals became free of charge. Effective March 13, 2022, the provincial government made life a little more affordable by eliminating license plate renewal fees and no longer requiring a license plate sticker for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds. BUT, YOU DO STILL NEED TO RENEW YOUR PLATES.
In order to qualify for insurance and legally drive, your vehicle must have a valid and registered license plate. So vehicle owners will still be required to renew their license plate every one or two years at no cost to confirm their automobile insurance is valid and pay any outstanding Highway 407 tolls and other municipal fines.
More info from Ontario.ca
Your vehicle must have a valid licence plate and be insured to drive legally in Ontario. The licence plate renewal period varies depending on type of vehicle and if you choose to renew for 1 or 2 years.
Owners of passenger vehicles, light duty vehicles under 3,000 kg, motorcycles and mopeds must renew licence plates every 1 or 2 years, usually before your birthday.
When you renew:
- you will no longer receive a sticker
- you do not have to pay licence plate renewal fees
- law enforcement will be instantly aware your licence plate was renewed
Time to update your plates? Visit Ontario.ca to get started.
Heavy commercial vehicles
Heavy commercial vehicles (over 3,000 kg), buses, school buses and farm plated vehicles can now renew online. Learn more about renewing your heavy commercial licence plate.