Are driver and vehicle fees going up?

Over the next 3 years, Ontario is increasing some driver and vehicle licence fees to keep provincial roads and bridges safe and in good repair for years to come.

The fee increases will begin on September 1, 2014.

Some increases include:

  • licence plate stickers for passenger vehicles from $90 to $98 for Southern Ontario residents and $45 to $49 for Northern Ontario residents
  • licence plate stickers for commercial vehicles for personal use only (3000kg and less), from $90 to $98 for Southern Ontario residents and $45 to $49 for Northern Ontario residents;
  • licence plate stickers for commercial vehicles for business use (3000 kg and less), from $90 to $98

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.

For more information on this initiative you can also read this bulletin from the Ministry of Transportation.

Fee changes effective September 1, 2014

Fee changes effective September 1, 2014
Service Sept. 1, 2014 Sept. 1, 2015
Passenger vehicle licence validation
  • Northern Ontario
  • Southern Ontario
$49
$98
$54
$108
New driver's licence and renewals $80 $80

Driver examination fees

  • G knowledge test
  • G1 practical test
  • G2 practical test
  • M knowledge test
  • M1 practical test
  • M2 practical test
  • Classified knowledge test
  • Classified practical test

 

$15.25
$50.75
$86.25
$15.25
$50.75
$86.25
$15.25
$86.25

TBD - Some fees will be increased based on Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Air brake endorsement practical test $50 $50
New driver instructor licence and renewals $1.33 per month $1.33 per month
Commercial vehicle validation (3,000 kg and less), personal use
  • Northern Ontario
  • Southern Ontario

 

$45
$90

 

$54
$108

Commercial vehicle validation (3,000 kg and less), business use $90 $108
New Entrant Education and Evaluation Program $32 $32

Fee changes effective November 1, 2013

Fee changes effective November 1, 2013
Service New fee 2013 New fee 2014 New fee 2015
Driver's licence replacement $20 $25 $28
Vehicle number plate (plus cost of new permit) $13 (plus $10) $15 (plus $10) $20 (plus $14)
Driver instructor licence replacement $20 $25 $28
Bus validation
  • minimum (1 to 2,500 kg)
  • maximum (39,001 to 40,000 kg)

$87
$1,460

$100
$1,679

$120
$2,015

Oversize/overweight permit replacement

$20

$25

$28

Fee changes effective December 1, 2013

Fee changes effective December 1, 2013
Service New fee 2013 New fee 2014 New fee 2015
Heavy commercial vehicle validation
  • minimum - 3,001 to 3,500 kg
  • maximum - 63,001 to 63,500 kg

$174
$4,330

$185
$4,601

$185
$4,601

Fee changes effective January 1, 2014

Fee changes effective January 1, 2014
Service New fee 2014 New fee 2015 New fee 2016
Farm vehicle validation fees
  • minimum - 3,001 to 3,500 kg
  • maximum - 63,001 to 63,500 kg

$107
$848

$123
$975

$140
$1110

Commercial 10-day Special (formerly “Trip”) Permits
  • Minimum (for Unladen Commercial Motor Vehicles)
  • Maximum (for Combination of Commercial Motor Vehicles and Trailers)

$20
$175

$23
$201

$23
$201

Passenger 10-day special (formerly “trip”) permits $20 $23 $23
Registration (permit/plate/validation) – Off-road vehicle $37 $38 $38
Registration (permit/decal/validation) – motorized snow vehicle $32 $33 $33
Trailer plate/permit & validation $46 $53 $59
Permit issue – motor vehicle and trailer $10 $14 $20

 

 

 

Updated: September 5, 2014