Renew a licence plate sticker

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Renew your licence plate sticker online. It's so much easier!

You can renew a licence plate sticker online from 180 days before the expiry date until 11:59 p.m. on the day the sticker expires. After a sticker expires, you need to renew it in-person at a ServiceOntario centre.

What you need to renew online

  1. your licence plate number
  2. valid credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) or Interac® Online
  3. your insurance company name and policy number
  4. your odometer reading
  5. you may also need to provide your
    • vehicle inspection certificate number
    • Drive clean six-character security code

Online completion time: average 10 minutes

 

Renew your licence plate sticker now

Visit a ServiceOntario centre if you are not eligible to renew online

Instant renewal with online receipt as legal proof

Save and print or email your Extended Vehicle Validation Period Receipt at the end of your transaction.

This receipt will act as your proof of renewal until you receive a new sticker in the mail.

Delivery

Your new licence plate sticker will be mailed to you within 5 business days via Canada Post.

Cost

The cost for renewing online is the same as renewing at a ServiceOntario centre.

Passenger vehicle

Passenger vehicle
Region 1 year 2 year
Southern Ontario $98 $196
Northern Ontario $49 $98

Any outstanding fines, non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees, and Highway 407 tolls related to your licence plate will be added to your online transaction total.

See below for other types of vehicles.

 

What you need to know

You can renew a licence plate sticker online starting 180 days before it expires. You cannot renew it online after a sticker expires. 

Licence plate stickers for farm vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles (over 3000 kg) can only be renewed at a ServiceOntario centre.

Business owners or dealers

If you are a business owner or a dealer you can use the online application for vehicles under the weight limit of 3000 kg. You can renew up to 10 vehicles per transaction online. For any vehicle heavier than 3000 kg you must renew at a ServiceOntario centre.

If you need to renew at a ServiceOntario centre you can pay by credit card, debit, cash, company cheque (if the name of the company is pre-printed on the cheque) or a certified personal cheque made payable to: Minister of Finance.

Uncertified personal cheques are not accepted.

Proof of online renewal

If you renew within 9 days of expiry, print your Extended Vehicle Validation Period Receipt and keep a copy in your vehicle to show proof you have renewed the sticker.  This receipt is valid for 10 days after the expiry date.

Lost renewal notice

You can check if your vehicle needs a Drive Clean test and renew online. You can also visit a ServiceOntario centre to request a reprint.

Length of renewal

You can choose to renew for 1 or 2 years.

If you need a Drive Clean test in the next year, you can only renew for 1 year.

Removing an old licence plate sticker

Always keep your old licence plate sticker on the plate until you get your new sticker. Attach the new sticker as soon as you receive it.

Recently moved?

You need to change your address before you can renew your licence plate sticker.

Renewal fee for other types of vehicles

Fees vary based on location, vehicle class and renewal term
Type of vehicle Southern Ontario Northern Ontario
Motorized mobile home $90.00 $45.00
Commercial vehicle (gross weight less than 3,000 kg) $98.00 $98.00
Commercial vehicle (gross weight less than 3,000 kg, personal use) $98.00 $49.00
Motorcycle $42.00 $21.00
Mopeds $12.00 $12.00
Motorized snow vehicle $15.00 $0.00
Historical vehicles $18.00 $18.00

Insurance Coverage

By law, to renew your licence plate, your vehicle must be insured. The Ministry of Transportation verifies that your vehicle is insured by checking your vehicle identification number (VIN), a unique number assigned to your vehicle, with insurance information supplied by your insurance provider to confirm valid insurance coverage, as required by law. If your insurance information cannot be verified, or there is a discrepancy with your vehicle registration number, you will not be able to proceed with your renewal.

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Updated: September 3, 2014