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Ontario Reinstating Renewal Requirements for Driver’s Licences, Licence Plate Stickers

You must renew by the deadline to ensure your vehicle insurance remains valid

The Ontario government has reinstated renewal requirements for driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, Ontario Photo Cards, Ontario health cards, and other products that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020, but were extended to provide immediate relief to Ontarians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, those needing to renew their provincial documents are being encouraged to use ServiceOntario’s online option. Renewal deadlines for most driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, and Ontario Photo Cards and health cards have been extended until February 28, 2022.

While the vast majority of people have maintained up-to-date documentation, about 17% of Ontario drivers have deferred their renewals.

Heavy commercial vehicle owners have to renew their vehicle validations by December 31st, 2021. Novice licence holders (class G1, G2, M1 or M2) will have until December 31, 2022, to requalify for or upgrade their novice driver’s licence. People who have not renewed their products during the Extended Validity period will be required to pay the fee for previous years, in addition to the current year renewal fee.

To make it easier for people to renew their driver’s licences online, Ontario has temporarily waived requirements for people to renew their driver’s licences in person, including those for senior drivers. Eligible drivers can renew their driver’s licence online at ServiceOntario.ca, including those aged 80 and over.

Customers can skip the lines by renewing their documents through ServiceOntario’s secure online services right from the comfort and safety of their home. For a complete list of renewal deadlines, you can visit Ontario.ca/RenewalDeadlines.

If you need to visit in-person, enhanced health and safety measures are in place at ServiceOntario centres. More than 40 ServiceOntario centres offer appointment booking to reduce wait times and ensure speedy service. You can book an appointment in advance by visiting Ontario.ca/Appointment.

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