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filed June 23, 2023 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ontario regulation 170/23

made under the

Highway Traffic Act

Made: June 22, 2023
Filed: June 23, 2023
Published on e-Laws: June 23, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: July 8, 2023

Amending Reg. 628 of R.R.O. 1990


1. Subsection 1 (1) of Regulation 628 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following definition:

“wrecker permit” means a permit that indicates a body type described as “WR” or “Wrecker” issued in respect of a tow truck; (“certificat d’immatriculation de dépanneuse lourde”)

2. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

2.3 (1) A wrecker permit is prescribed for the purposes of subsection 8 (2) of the Act as the class of permit required if a tow truck provides towing services, unless the vehicle does not need to be operated under a tow certificate because of an exemption under the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021.

(2) For the purposes of this section,

“tow truck” and “towing services” have the same meaning as in the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021.

3. Clause 22.1 (a) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “a U10 permit, if the U10 permit is issued” at the beginning and substituting “a U10 permit or wrecker permit, if the U10 permit or wrecker permit is issued”.


4. This Regulation comes into force on the later of July 1, 2025 and the day this Regulation is filed.