Requirements for licence plate stickers, driver’s licences and other ID is being reinstated

Deadline to renew is end of February 2022

If you have put off renewing your licence plate sticker, health card or driver’s licence because of the pandemic, the clock has started ticking.

The Ontario government said Wednesday it is reinstating renewal requirements for those documents and others that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020, but were extended to provide relief to residents during COVID-19.

Those needing to renew their provincial documents are being encouraged to use ServiceOntario’s online option.

To ensure there is enough time to renew, the province has extended the renewal deadlines for most driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, and Ontario Photo Cards and health cards until February 28, 2022.

“The majority of Ontarians have continued to renew their documents during the pandemic, despite unprecedented challenges,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “It’s critical that drivers and vehicle owners have up-to-date documents for work, access to services and travel, and to keep our roads safe. I strongly encourage those who have deferred their renewals – approximately 17 per cent of Ontarians – to plan ahead and renew their documents online.”

Heavy commercial vehicle owners will need to renew their vehicle validations by December 31, 2021. Novice licence holders (class G1, G2, M1 or M2) will have until December 31, 2022, to requalify for or upgrade their novice driver’s licence. People who have not renewed their products during the Extended Validity period will be required to pay the fee for previous years, in addition to the current year renewal fee.

For a complete list of renewal deadlines, visit Ontario.ca/RenewalDeadlines.