Province Expands Online Renewal Options for Drivers

Applies to driver's licences and plate renewals; new photos not necessary, for now

Queen’s Park has temporarily waived multiple driver’s licence renewal requirements so that all Class G and M drivers can renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.

“The unfortunate reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made routine tasks more challenging, including renewing a driver’s licence,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “That is why we are temporarily waiving certain driver’s licence renewal requirements to make it easier for people to renew their driver’s licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.”

In addition, drivers aged 80 and above can renew their driver’s licences without completing a Group Education Session. And drivers who would normally be required to visit a ServiceOntario centre to update their driver’s licence photo may now renew online at ServiceOntario.ca using their current driver’s licence photo.

While Ontario has temporarily extended the validity of driver, vehicle and carrier products that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020 until further notice, the province encourages everyone to renew their driver’s licence and licence plate stickers, especially those who need to travel outside Ontario this winter for essential purposes. Ontarians can renew their driver’s licence and licence plate stickers online at ServiceOntario.ca and have their products mailed directly to them.

For those who choose to renew their licence in person, appointments can be booked online in advance for services at 43 ServiceOntario centres. Visit Ontario.ca/Appointment for more information or to book an appointment.