Regulation - Other

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 628 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Regulation 804 of the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA).

Regulation Number(s):
628 (HTA) and 804(MSVA)
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act and Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Summary of Decision:
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 7, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
Currently, in order to comply with section 7(1)(c) of the HTA and 2(8) of the MSVA, a valid sticker needs to be affixed to a vehicle plate as evidence of validation, while the vehicle is being operated on a highway. To increase adoption of the online channel and to enhance customer convenience, Ontario is proposing to provide a short term exemption from this requirement for eligible clients. If the proposal is approved, amendments to Regulation 628 of the HTA and Regulation 804 of the MSVA will be made, that will allow a vehicle to be operated on a highway (includes trails for snowmobiles) for up to 10 days after the date of expiry of the validation sticker affixed to the number plates. This will allow time for the client to receive their new validation sticker in the mail.

To be eligible for this exemption, clients must comply with following conditions:
- Renewal must be completed using the online channel,
- Renewal must be performed on or within nine days prior to the date of expiry of the current validation,
- Old validation sticker is affixed to the plate until new validation sticker arrives by mail,
- New validation sticker must be affixed to the plate upon receipt by the client,
- The printed copy of the receipt issued at the time of the online transaction must be present while the vehicle is being operated and surrendered upon request to authorized person.
Contact Address:
Road User Safety Division
Road User Safety Modernization Project Office
1201 Wilson Ave, Bldg. A
Toronto ON M3M1J8
Effective Date:
July 1, 2012