Did You Know?
Importantly, poor road conditions or maintenance contribute greatly to the cause of motor vehicle accidents. Poor road conditions can include missing guardrails, erosion, pot holes and faulty design. Problematic signs, blind curves and shoulder drop-offs also contribute to motor vehicle accidents. In an effort to improve road safety for all, Ontario is investing $160 billion over 12 years in public infrastructure, which supports 110,000 jobs each year with projects in transit, bridges, schools and roads. More specifically, since 2003, the province has committed over $25 billion to design and repair highways and bridges throughout Ontario.
With the effort to improve and maintain Ontario’s transportation infrastructure, driver license fees have increased. The increase in fees will help to provide resources to help keep Ontario’s roads safe and consistent with recommendations made by the Auditor General of Ontario. It is important to note the following changes:
Effective September 1, 2016:
- Driver’s License Original and Renewal Fee will increase from $81.50 to $90
- Vehicle License Validation in Northern Ontario will increase from $54to $60
- Vehicle License Validation in Southern Ontario will increase from $108 to $120
Effective January 1, 2017:
- Driver’s License Reinstatement Fee (after suspensions and administrative monetary penalty) will increase from $180 to $198
- Driving Instructors License Replacement will increase from $28 to $31
- Oversize/Overweight Permit Replacement will increase from $28 to $31
- Original and Replacement Plate/Permit Fee for Manufacturer motor vehicle and motorcycle and dealer plate will increase from $20 to $25
- Original and Replacement Plate/Permit Fee for Manufacturer motor vehicle and motorcycle and dealer permit will increase from $10 to $32