Overview

An uncertified vehicle record may be requested by your vehicle insurance company or employer. Depending on the type of vehicle record you order, it may contain:

  • Vehicle description
  • Plate number of current plate attached to the specified vehicle and all other previously attached plates
  • Date(s) the vehicle was registered to each registrant
  • Vehicle status

Vehicle records do not contain information about current odometer readings, collision information, driver’s licence numbers, owner names or personal address information.

There are different types of uncertified vehicle records available online, you can:

Search using licence plate number

  1. for a specific date range
  2. current owner information
  3. for complete history

Search using vehicle identification number (VIN)

  1. for a specific date range
  2. current owner information
  3. for complete history

Documents you need to get an uncertified vehicle record

To order an uncertified vehicle record you will need 1 of the following:

  • your Ontario driver’s licence number
  • registrant identification number (RIN), or
  • your name and address

Depending on the type of record you may also need:

  • vehicle identification number and search date, or
  • licence plate number and search date

Order an uncertified vehicle record

Uncertified vehicle records can ordered online, in person at a ServiceOntario centre or by mail. A certified driver record contains the same information as the uncertified record but the official Ministry of Transportation seal is stamped into the paper rather than onto it using ink. (This is called embossing).

Order a vehicle record online

Cost and delivery

Cost

  • Uncertified $12
  • Certified $18

Payment

Online
Visa, Mastercard, Interac® Online

In-person
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Debit, money order, company cheque (if name of the company is pre-printed on the cheque) made payable to “Minister of Finance”

Delivery

Immediate online (a paper version will not be mailed to you)

Other types of vehicle records available

Search by vehicle identification number
Search by vehicle identification number Cost Order
For specific date range

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Online

Mail

For current owner information

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Online

Mail

For complete history

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Online

Mail

Search by licence number
Search by licence number Cost Order
For specific date range

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Online

Mail

For current owner information

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Online

Mail

Search by vehicle identification number
Search by vehicle identification number Cost Order
For complete history

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Online

Mail

Search by registrant identification number - for current and past licence plates and vehicles owned by registrant
Search by registrant identification number  Cost Order
For complete history

Certified: $18

Uncertified: $12

ServiceOntario centre

Mail

Order by mail

Send a signed request to:

Ministry of Transportation
Licensing Administration and Support Office
Data Access Unit
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
Room 158-D
Toronto, ON M3M 0B4

Payment

Visa, Mastercard, money order, personal cheque or company cheque (if the name of the company is pre-printed on the cheque) made payable to: Minister of Finance

Vehicle Confirmation Letter

If specific information in a vehicle record is required and a vehicle record search will not provide the required information, you may request a vehicle confirmation letter. You are required to send a signed letter that includes the vehicle identification number or plate number and the type of information that is required. Confirmation letters cost $6 each. Certified letter is $12.

The fee, in the form of a cheque or money order, must be included and made payable to the "Minister of Finance/MTO" and drawn on a Canadian bank account. If you wish to use VISA or Mastercard, you will need to complete a Credit Card Authorization Form.

We require a signed and dated letter of authorization that includes the following information:

  • name of card holder
  • card type (Visa or Mastercard)
    • Please note that as of January 16, 2017, we no longer accept payments by American Express.
  • card number
  • expiry date (month and year)
  • reason for request
  • amount to be charged

Send the letter and payment to:

Ministry of Transportation
Licensing Administration and Support Office
Special Enquiry Unit
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
Room 178
Toronto, ON M3M 0B4
Fax: 416-235-4414

Or

Submit your request online for a vehicle confirmation letter

Updated: December 06, 2021
Published: September 13, 2012