Your driver’s licenses expiry extended

Good news for driver’s licenses, health cards and plate stickers that expired on or after March 1, 2020. You have an extended expiry date until further notice. Service Ontario will be notifying you when it’s time to renew.

Any of these licenses that expired March 1 or later will continue to remain valid and legal past the expiry date, according to the province’s website.

There is also extended validity from March 17, 2020 onwards for accessible parking permits for people with disabilities (permanent, subject to change or temporary), travelers, visitors, motorcyclists and corporations.

This is being done to help keep people safe, reduce the need for in-person visits and stop the spread of Covid-19.

While the provincial government is requesting residents to visit their website and not go to a Service Ontario in person, Vehicles without license plates and new vehicles are still required to visit a Service Ontario location for registration.

Below is the full  list of services being extended by the province of Ontario:

  • extending driver’s licences expiration dates, temporary driver’s licences (TDL), driving instructor (DI) licence and driving schools, Ontario Photo Card (OPC)
  • extending the Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL) expiration date for driving purposes only. The expired EDL will not be valid as a travel document
  • extending rules governing Conduct Review Program timelines
  • extending driver training programs time limitations
  • extending over 1-year and under 3-year provisions for driver’s licences
  • extending licence plate sticker validation including International Registration Plan (IRP)
  • extending 10-day special permits and temporary validation
  • extending the requirement to register a vehicle (including snow vehicles) within six days.
  • extending the requirement to change address or vehicle modification within six days
  • extending the Safety Standards Certificate and Structural Inspection Certificate
  • extending International Registration Plan (IRP) Cab Cards
  • extending the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), annual oversize/overweight permits and semi-annual and annual vehicle inspections
  • amending effective date for mandatory electronic emission test for heavy diesel commercial vehicles from July 1, 2020 to Oct 1, 2020
  • extending expiration dates for Receipts from online renewals beyond 14 days
  • If you are required to submit a medical or vision report to the Ministry of Transportation, we are extending your due date by 60 days or more.


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