It has been 18 months since the Ontario government suspended renewals of drivers’ licences, licence plate stickers, health cards, photo cards and other documents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now officials have announced those requirements are being reinstated.
According to a statement issued by officials on Wednesday, the deadline to renew most driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, photo cards and health cards will be Feb. 28. Novice drivers with G1, G2, M1 or M2 licences will have until Dec. 31, 2022 to requalify or upgrade licences.
However, heavy commercial vehicle owners will have to renew their validations by Dec. 31 of this year.
Officials said approximately 17 per cent of Ontario residents deferred renewing documents throughout the course of the pandemic.
Payments will still need to be made for previous years if renewals were deferred.
For those who need to renew their documents, they were encouraged to try doing so on the ServiceOntario website.
In order to attend certain ServiceOntario offices, appointments need to be booked online in advance.
For additional information on renewals as well as a fuller list of renewal deadlines, click here.