On February 22, 2022, the Ontario Government announced they would be eliminating the fees for licence plates stickers. The Brantford Police Service have received many questions regarding the new information and the renewal of licence plates and/or stickers.
Drivers will no longer receive a licence plate sticker for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds, but the law still states that you must renew your licence plate on a yearly basis.
Although the fee for the renewal of the licence plates has been eliminated, owners of motor vehicles are still required to renew their licence plates on a yearly basis. This renewal can be done online through the Service Ontario website. There is no charge for the renewal. To register your licence plates, you will require the plate number and the permit number from your motor vehicle ownership papers.
Once you complete your renewal online or in-person, law enforcement will be aware your licence plate has been renewed.
To renew your licence plate, you need the following:
- your licence plate number
- your vehicle permit number
- your insurance company name and policy number
- your odometer reading
- to pay any defaulted fines, tolls, or fees
- to pay for your renewal fees (if applicable)
- an emissions test, if you are renewing for a heavy-duty diesel vehicle (if applicable)
The Brantford Police Service understands there may be confusion surrounding these changes and are working to ensure this important information is shared with the public.
Officers with the BPS Traffic Unit will be conducting traffic stops during the month of April to educate the public on the new rules for the renewal of licence plates before enforcement of the legislation begins on May 1, 2022. Vehicles with licence plates that expired prior to the exemption in March 2020, as well as vehicles with temporary permits are still subject to enforcement.
For additional information regarding renewal of motor vehicle licence plates, please visit the Service Ontario website at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/renew-your-licence-plate
The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority. An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Our enforcement and education initiatives focus on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and speeding. These behaviours endanger drivers, passengers, all road users, and pedestrians at risk of serious or fatal injury collisions.
BPS officers proactively patrol our city and implement various road safety enforcement initiatives throughout the year. Road safety is a shared responsibility, please do your part to help keep everyone safe.