What you get

You need to provide a used vehicle information package (UVIP) to a buyer when you sell a pre-owned vehicle.

This package contains:

  • the vehicle details (including the year, make, model, colour, body type, cylinders and power)
  • a vehicle registration history in Ontario (including all present and previous owners, their city of residence and odometer reading)
  •  the package will include information about the vehicle currently attached to that plate number
  • Vehicle lien information (a lien claimant has a right to the car or the amount owed from you)
  • the average wholesale value of the vehicle (minimum value on which Retail Sales Tax (RST) will apply)
  • Retail Sales Tax (RST) information
  • Condition of the vehicle:
  • if it’s been completely dismantled or crushed
  • bill of sale section

Place an order

To order a used vehicle information package you will need:

  • the vehicle identification number (VIN), or the licence plate number of the used vehicle, and
  • your Ontario driver’s licence number or registrant identification number (RIN), or your name and address

Order a used vehicle information package

Cost and delivery

Cost

$20

Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard or Interac® Online.

Delivery

We will mail the used vehicle information package within 5 business days to your address on file or the delivery address provided.

When you need a used vehicle information package

When you buy a used vehicle

It is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act for the seller not to provide you with a used vehicle information package if you are buying one of the following used vehicles:

  • car
  • van
  • light truck (gross weight of 3,000 kilograms or less)
  • self-propelled motor home
  • motorcycle

When you sell a used vehicle

The seller of a used vehicle is legally required to provide the buyer with a used vehicle information package; this protects the buyers’ rights. For more information about buying or selling a vehicle visit the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) website.

When you do not need a used vehicle information package

The following reasons are when a used vehicle information package is not required:

  • purchasing from a registered used vehicle dealer
  • between taxi licence holders
  • between family member

You can also sell or transfer ownership of a vehicle without a used vehicle information package if the vehicle:

  • was sold outside of Ontario
  • is a donation to a licensed religious, charitable or benevolent organization as defined in the Canadian Income Tax Act
  • is sold or transferred to a hospital, local service board, municipality, school board, university or college
  • is a prize for registered lotteries and raffles
  • is purchased from a registered motor vehicle dealer

Issues with your used vehicle information package

Incorrect information

If the used vehicle information package has incorrect information, contact ServiceOntario toll free at 1-800-387-3445 (Canada) or at 416-235-2999 (GTA).

Damaged

You need an original and undamaged used vehicle information package to sell a used vehicle. The serial number of the package must be unaltered and the tear-off stub on page 1 must still be attached.

If you received a damaged used vehicle information package from:

  • the seller
    • contact the seller
  • ServiceOntario

Related forms

These forms are related to Retail Sales Tax (RST) and pertain to used vehicle transactions:

Updated: October 18, 2021
Published: June 05, 2013