Renewal requirements for driver, vehicle and carrier products and other documents extended due to COVID-19
Learn about the new renewal dates for driver's licences, vehicle and carrier products and other documents with expiry dates that were extended due to the COVID‑19 pandemic.
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Licence plate sticker refunds
ServiceOntario will no longer issue licence plate stickers for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles and mopeds.
You still need to renew your licence plate every 1 or 2 years if you own a passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, motorcycle or moped.
Find more information about renewing your plate
Many driver, vehicle and identification products that had their validity extended due to the COVID‑19 pandemic must now be renewed.
Some products continue to have extended validity and must be renewed by the deadlines on this page.
We strongly encourage you to renew your documents online using ServiceOntario’s easy-to-use, fast, and convenient online services. More than 55 services are available online 24/7, and products will be mailed directly to you.
If you need to visit in-person, more than 40 ServiceOntario centres offer appointment booking to reduce wait times and ensure speedy service.
Expired licence plates must now be renewed for all individually-owned:
- passenger vehicles
- light-duty trucks
Companies and businesses who own these vehicle types must have their licence plates renewed as of October 1, 2022.
Plate renewals for passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds are now free. Businesses are still required to pay any unpaid renewal fees from March 2020 to March 12, 2022.
These fees must be paid at the time of your next plate renewal.
Heavy Commercial Vehicle Owners
Expired licence plate stickers for heavy Commercial vehicles must be renewed. Heavy Commercial vehicle owners must pay a portion of the renewal fee either as a one-time payment or via a payment plan.
If you have a full class G or M licence driver’s licence that is expired, it must be renewed. Licences that expired on or after March 1, 2020, may be eligible to be renewed online.
If you have a Commercial driver’s licence (class A B, C, D, E or F) that is expired it must be renewed.
Senior Drivers aged 80 and over (Class G/M)
If your driver’s licence is expired it must be renewed.
If your licence has expired, or is about to expire, you must complete a Senior Driver Group Education Session and vision testing requirements before you can renew it.
Novice drivers (Class G1, G2, M1, or M2)
Novice drivers with licences that would have expired between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022, have until December 31, 2022, to complete testing to maintain or upgrade their licence.
Regular expiry dates for novice driver’s licences will resume January 1, 2023.
If you enrolled in a Beginner Driver Education (BDE) course between March 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021, you have until December 31, 2022, to complete the course.
Driving Instructor and Beginner Driver Education course providers
If your Driving Instructor licence is expired, it must be renewed.
If you applied for Driving Instructor certification between March 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021, you have until December 31, 2022, to complete all requirements.
Commercial vehicle products
If you have not renewed the following products, you must do so in order to continue operating in Ontario:
- Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificates
- Annual and semi-annual vehicle inspection certificates
- Annual oversize/overweight permits
- Garage licences
Vehicle registration and safety inspections
If you have an expired temporary registration or special permit, it must be renewed. Expired Safety Standards Certificates will no longer be accepted.
If you have a vehicle or motorized snow vehicle that needs to be registered or have its registration updated for name changes, address changes and/or vehicle modifications, it must be done before you can drive it.
Commercial drivers who were required to submit a medical report on or after March 1, 2020, as part of maintaining their Commercial driver’s licence, were required to submit their medical report by October 31, 2021.
If your report was not received by October 31, 2021, your Commercial driver’s licence may have been downgraded.
Drivers with a Reported Medical Condition
Drivers (all licence classes) who have been asked to submit a medical report to keep their current driver’s licence need to submit a completed, current medical report. Your driver’s licence may be downgraded or suspended if you do not submit the medical report.
If you need to submit a medical report to avoid having your licence suspended or downgraded, you will have received a letter and a medical report to be completed by your healthcare practitioner. Have the report completed by your doctor, specialist or nurse practitioner and sent to the Driver Medical Review Office.
For more information, please visit Ontario.ca/driverimprovement or contact the Driver Medical Review Office directly at
Ontario Photo Cards
You must renew your expired Ontario Photo Card.
Accessible Parking Permits
You must renew your expired permanent or subject to change accessible parking permit.