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Know the steps you need to take to buy or sell a used vehicle in Ontario.
By law, before you can drive a vehicle on Ontario roads, you need: proper insurance for the vehicle a permit that says you are the legal owner of the vehicle licence plates with up-to-date validation stickers Your vehicle must also meet basic safety and emissions standards. Here are some answers to common questions about vehicle permits, licence plates and validation stickers.
How to get a temporary licence plate sticker. It will let you to drive a registered car for 10 days while you complete the requirements for a regular licence plate sticker.
How to order a personalized licence plate for your vehicle.
How to order a used vehicle information package (UVIP) – a file that contains a description of a vehicle and its Ontario history. You need to provide this package to a buyer when you sell a pre-owned vehicle.
How to get a vehicle record (also called a vehicle abstract), which is a document containing information about a vehicle registered in Ontario. You can order copies of uncertified vehicle records online. Vehicle records ordered online do not contain information about current odometer readings, collision information, driver’s licence numbers, owner names or personal address information. Before you order, make sure that an uncertified vehicle record is what you need for your purpose. Check with the individual requesting the record to confirm which version you will need before you order.
How to register a vehicle in Ontario and get a vehicle permit, licence plate and licence plate sticker.
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.