Regulation - LGIC

Amendment to Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to repeal provisions related to refunds

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 628
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to repeal provisions in Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits) relating to the issuance of refunds for remaining validation on a returned licence plate.

Currently, these provisions require the Ministry of Transportation to issue a refund for unused validation for a commercial or regular vehicle (e.g., passenger car or personal use commercial vehicle) when more than three months of unused validation remain on a returned licence plate.

These provisions also allow the Ministry of Transportation to charge an administrative fee for every refund it issues.

Amendments in 2008 to the Financial Administration Act make these provisions unnecessary.

Refunds will be eliminated on the plate termination of regular vehicles (including one time fees for trailers, off-road vehicles, and municipal fire trucks) unless a person meets one of the following reasons:
o Suspension for medical reasons;
o Death;
o Total loss collision;
o Business closure;
o Stolen vehicle; or
o Dealer sale cancelled.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 30, 2016
Comments Due Date:
August 17, 2016
Contact Address:
Vehicle Programs Office
145 Sir William Hearst Avenue
Room 147
Toronto, Ontario
M3M 0B6

Attn: Andrew O'Connor

Fax: 416-235-4821