Ontario reinstated driver’s licence and plate sticker renewals, and other products that would have expired in March of 2020, but were granted a COVID-19 Validation Extension.
Ontario has waived Passenger Vehicle sticker fees, and fees owed since March 2020.
Ontario required Farm Plated and Commercial Vehicle validation renewals by December 31, 2021. Operators renewing their products need to pay the arrears fees due for the Validation Extension period in addition to the current year renewal fee.
Ontario Reg. 628 VEHICLE PERMITS under Highway Traffic Act allows Farm Plated and Commercial Vehicles and combinations used for farming purposes, to only pay for the months the vehicle was on the road for at least 3 but less than 12 months.
Ontario created a Heavy Commercial Vehicle Deferred Payment Plan to help pay arrears commercial fees due over time. Operators must provide documentation to support a declaration of non-operation.
Farm businesses with partial annual road-use may declare None or Some of their vehicles operated during the COVID-19 Validation Extension. The regulation requires farmers to provide documentation such as an attestation to state Normal Partial Road Use; MTO records would reflect this and adjust the arrears. Farmers do not need to present an OFA membership card, only their attestation.
MTO may verify the information provided by cross-referencing MTOs database to confirm previous renewal history. A declaration for fewer months of operation during the extension than normal annual partial road use, may require additional information.
For more information about self-declaration of non-operation, including acceptable proof, please visit: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/payment-plan-for-heavy-commercial-vehicle-licence-plate-stickers.shtml
The Heavy Commercial Vehicle Deferred Payment Plan is an on-line MTO application to defer or pay outstanding fees, or declare non-operation of vehicles.