License Plate Stickers In Ontario Scrapped. It's Official!

Danny Popent

No more license plate stickers and renewal fees in Ontario!

At a news conference on Tuesday morning, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the government will refund to Ontarians who have renewed their licence plate stickers. More than 7.5 million residents will receive a refund, he said. The announcement was made in Richmond Hill alongside Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Government and Consumer Services Ross Romano and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Nina Tangri.

To receive a refund, drivers will have to ensure their address is up to date on the provincial website by March 7. Vehicle owners can expect to receive a cheque in the mail starting at the end of March and throughout the month of April, the government says.

Doug Ford's announcement on license plate stickers renewal in Ontario:

We know the rising cost of living has made many things more expensive and can make it harder for families to make ends meet. After two years of the pandemic. People don't need any more hurdles in the way of getting back on their feet and back to normal.

The move to eliminate licence plate stickers is a strategy ahead of the June provincial election, sources said. Ford's team is looking to gain support from voters in the suburbs, where the majority of people own and drive a vehicle. The government has allowed people to use expired licence plate stickers since March 2020 to avoid people gathering in Service Ontario locations. There are more than eight million vehicles currently registered in Ontario.