What’s a safety standards certificate?
A safety standards certificate is issued by a government-approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station after a vehicle passes an inspection. The inspection covers the minimum safety requirements for vehicles in Ontario.
Look for a green and white sign that indicates that a mechanic qualifies as a certified inspector.
You need this certificate when you:
- register a rebuilt motor vehicle
- transfer a used motor vehicle to a new owner as fit
- register a motor vehicle in Ontario that was previously registered in another province or country
- change the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit.
Vehicles are considered unfit when they do not meet the minimum basic safety standards to drive on Ontario roads.