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Driver Licence Fee Increased

Oct 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Driver’s Licence, News

Driver Licence Fee in Ontario

Driver licence fee increases come into effect this September to help maintain Ontario’s transportation infrastructure. Additional fees for reinstatements, replacements and commercial permits will follow effective January 1, 2017.

As of September 1, 2016:

  • The Driver’s Licence Original and Renewal Fee, including the driver licensing fee as part of the Enhanced Driver Licence, will change from $81.50 to $90
  • Vehicle Licence Validation in Northern Ontario will change from $54 to $60
  • Vehicle Licence Validation in Southern Ontario will change from $108 to $120.

New fee changes effective January 1, 2017:

  • The Driver’s Licence Reinstatement Fee after Suspensions and Administrative Monetary Penalty will change from $180 to $198
  • Driving Instructors Licence Replacement will change from $28 to $31
  • Oversize/Overweight (O/O) Permit Replacement will change from $28 to $31
  • Original and Replacement Plate/Permit Fee for Manufacturer motor vehicle and motorcycle and dealer plate will change from $20 to $25
  • Original and Replacement Plate/Permit Fee for Manufacturer motor vehicle and motorcycle and dealer permit will change from $10 to $32.

Updated fees help maintain the province’s transportation infrastructure and provide resources to help keep Ontario’s roads safe and are consistent with recommendations from the Auditor General of Ontario to achieve full cost recovery for delivery of services.

Over the next few years, Ontario is increasing some driver and vehicle licence fees.

The revenue generated from the fee changes will help support the maintenance of provincial roads, highways and bridges. Even with the increase, Ontario drivers are still paying lower fees than many other provinces in Canada.

For a full list of fee increases and the schedule of dates when they will take effect, please read the detailed fee schedule included below.

Important fee changes effective September 1, 2016

Licence plate sticker fee

  • $60 (Northern Ontario)
  • $120 (Southern Ontario)

Driver’s licence fee

  • $90

Fee changes 2015 – 2018

All fee changes take place January 1, unless otherwise stated

Service 2015 2016 2017 2018
Vehicle licence validation

  • Northern Ontario
  • Southern Ontario
$54
$108
$60
$120 (Sep 1)
$60
$120
$60
$120
Driver’s licence original and renewal (including enhanced driver’s licence (EDL)) $81.50 $90 (Sep 1) $90 $90
Driver’s licence replacement (including enhanced driver’s licence (EDL)) $28 $28 $31 $31
Driver’s licence reinstatement fee after suspensions and Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) $180 $180 $198 $198
Driver instructor licence replacement $28 $28 $31 $31
Heavy commercial vehicle validation

  • Minimum – 3,001 to 3,500 kg
  • Maximum – 63,001 to 63,500 kg
$185
$4,601
$188.75
$4,693 (Dec 1)
$188.75
$4,693
$188.75
$4,693
Commercial vehicle validation, personal use

  • Northern Ontario
  • Southern Ontario
$54
$108
$60
$120 (Sep 1)
$60
$120
$60
$120
Commercial vehicle validation, business use $108 $120 (Sep 1) $120 $120
Permit issue (original or replacement), motor vehicle and trailer $14 $20 $32 $32
Farm vehicle validation

  • Minimum – 3,001 to 3,500 kg
  • Maximum – 63,001 to 63,500 kg
$123
$975
$140
$1,110
$142.75
$1,132.25
$142.75
$1,132.25
Bus validation

  • Minimum – 1 to 2,500 kg
  • Maximum – 39,001 to 40,000 kg
$120
$2,015
$120
$2,015
$122.50
$2,055.25
$122.50
$2,055.25
Vehicle number plate (i.e., licence plate) $20 $25 (Nov 1) $25 $27
Vehicle permit, number plate and validation for a trailer $53 $59 $72 $72
Oversize/overweight (O/O) permit replacement $28 $28 $31 $31
Service plates

  • Dealer and service plates
  • Motorcycle/service plate
$156
$87
$172
$96
$172
$96
$172
$96
Original and replacement plate/permit fee

  • Plate: Manufacturer motor vehicle, motorcycle and dealer
  • Permit: Manufacturer motor vehicle, motorcycle and dealer
$20
$10
$20
$10
$25
$32
$25
$32

Updated: August 26, 2016

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, Ontario has committed over $25 billion to design, repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across Ontario.
  • There are more than 12 million vehicles registered in Ontario.
  • Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs each year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit.

Sources:

  • https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2016/08/new-driver-licence-fee-comes-into-effect-september-1.html
  • https://www.ontario.ca/faq/are-driver-and-vehicle-fees-going
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