Ontario Making it Easier & Safer to Renew Driver’s Licenses

The Ontario Government is temporarily waiving multiple driver’s licence renewal requirements so that all Class G and M drivers can now safely renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca. To ensure continued access to critical services, these changes will also help people travelling outside of Ontario for essential travel to renew their licences.

“The unfortunate reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made routine tasks more challenging, including renewing a driver’s licence,’ said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “That is why we are temporarily waiving certain driver’s licence renewal requirements to make it easier for people to renew their driver’s licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.”

Starting December 9, senior drivers aged 80 and above may renew their driver’s licenses without completing a Group Education Session. In addition, drivers who would normally be required to visit a ServiceOntario centre to update their driver’s licence photo may now renew online using their current driver’s licence photo. These changes mean that all Class G and M drivers are now eligible to renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.

While Ontario has temporarily extended the validity of the driver, vehicle and carrier products that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020 until further notice, it is strongly encouraged that everyone renew their licence and licence plate stickers, especially those who need to travel outside Ontario this winter for essential purposes. Ontarians can renew their driver’s licence and licence plate stickers online at ServiceOntario.ca and have their products mailed directly to them.

For those who choose to renew their licence in person, appointments can be booked online in advance for service at 43 ServiceOntario centres. You can visit Ontario.ca/Appointment for more information or to book an appointment.

Blenheim Office

24 Marlborough St. N., Box 479
Blenheim, ON N0P1A0

Phone: 519-676-8159
Fax: 519-676-0020

Chatham Office

250 St. Clair St.
Chatham, ON N7L 3J9

Phone: 519-352-4343
Toll Free: 1-800-561-4949
Fax: 519-352-6484

Essex Office

29 Talbot St. N, Box 69
Essex, ON N8M 2Y1

Phone: 519-776-6457
Fax: 519-776-7400

Harrow Office

65 King St. W., Box 790
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Phone: 519-738-2277
Fax: 519-738-2279

Tilbury Office

59 Mill St. E, Box 1239
Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0

Phone: 519-682-0202
Fax: 519-682-2391

Wallaceburg Office

403 Wellington St.
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2Y2

Phone: 519-627-1777