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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Refunds on license plate stickers are on the way.

Refunds for registration plate stickers are on the way.

Key takeaways:

  • After the renewal fees for license plate tags in Ontario expired on March 13, the government is preparing to send refunds to thousands of motorists.
  • People should expect to start receiving their checks at the end of March and throughout April, according to the government.

The government is preparing to send out refunds to thousands of motorists after the renewal fees for license plate tags in Ontario expired on March 13.

The Ontario government eliminated license plate renewal fees and stickers for passenger vehicles, light trucks, motorcycles, as well as mopeds as of March 13.

Many Ontario drivers will save about $120 per year due to the measure.

Most drivers who paid their license plate renewal fees on March 1, 2020, and March 12, 2022, are eligible for a refund.

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IN WHAT MANNER WILL I RECEIVE MY REFUND?

The Ontario government will mail refund checks.

According to the government, people should expect to start receiving their checks at the end of March and throughout April.

Motorists must have updated their addresses and paid any outstanding fines, fees, or tolls by March 7 to receive a refund.

According to the government, if you did not do this by March 7, your refund check may not come until the summer or fall.

Police have reminded residents that Service Ontario does not send refunds via text. According to authorities, any text offering a refund is a scam.

Refunds for registration plate stickers are on the way.
Refunds for registration plate stickers are on the way. Image from Modcanyon

HOW MUCH DO YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE?

According to the government, the share of your refund will be determined by when you last renewed and how much you paid.

Previously, one-year license plate tags in northern Ontario cost $60, while they cost $120 in southern Ontario.

A refund is not available for heavy vehicles or motorized snow vehicles.

A snow vehicle validation sticker can only be refunded if the sticker has never been used. In four to six weeks, a check will be mailed to you.

To get a refund, take your snow vehicle validation and your original vehicle permit to a ServiceOntario center (green permit).

The elimination of license plate sticker renewal fees in Ontario is expected to cost the government more than $1 billion per year.

Source: CTV news

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