Vehicle licence fees going up

Press Release

Driver and vehicle licence fee increases come into effect tomorow (Sept. 1) in order to help maintain Ontario’s road safety, support key services and improve crucial transportation infrastructure.
Fees for driver licences, renewals, replacements and commercial permits are among those increasing.
The changes as of Sept. 1, 2015 are as follows:
•Passenger Vehicle Licence Validation will increase from $49 to $54;
•New Driver’s Licences and Renewals will increase from $80 to $81.50;
•Commercial Vehicle Validation (3,000 kg and less)—Personal Use will increase from $49 to $54; and
•Commercial Vehicle Validation (3,000 kg and less)—Business Use will increase from $98 to $108.
The changes as Nov. 1, 2015 are as follows:
•Driver’s Licence Replacement will go up from $25 to $28;
•Vehicle Number Plate will increase from $15 to $20;
•Bus Validation (1 to 2,500 kg) will increase from $100 to $120;
•Bus Validation (39,001 to 40,000 kg) will increase from $1,679 to $2,015;
•Driver Instructor Licence Replacement will go up from $25 to $28; and
•Oversize/Overweight Permit Replacement will increase from $25 to $28.
These changes support the recommendations of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services to cover the rising costs of maintaining provincial roads, bridges and highways, enhance cost recovery for the delivery of driver and vehicle licensing services, and to support quality public services Ontarians rely on every day.
The Ontario government has committed over $19 billion since 2003 to design, repair and expand provincial highways and bridges across Ontario.
There are about 12.1 million vehicles registered in Ontario.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history—more than $130 billion over 10 years—which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.


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