Vehicle Registration Fee Increases
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
Regulations filed October 2, 2012. The regulatory amendments will introduce increases to replacement fees for vehicle permits and number plates.
Summary of Proposal:
The costs of maintaining roads, bridges and highways have risen over time, however, most driver and vehicle fees have not changed in over 15 years. These regulatory amendments introduce modest and gradual increases to driver's licence and testing fees, as well as vehicle validation fees and permits. The revenue generated from the fees will help support the maintenance of Ontario's transportation infrastructure and ensure that provincial roads and bridges are in good repair and safe for Ontarians.
The fee increases, including the effective dates, were publicly announced by the government on March 13, 2012, and were also addressed in the 2012 Ontario Budget, tabled on March 27, 2012.
The proposed amendments include increases to fees for replacement vehicle number plates and permits. The new vehicle number plate fees will be effective beginning November 1, 2012, while permit fees will increase January 1, 2015.
Ministry of Transportation
Program Development and Evaluation Branch
Vehicle Programs Office
1201 Wilson Avenue, Bldg.C, Rm.147
October 2, 2012