The Government of Ontario is implementing a five-year plan that will bring stability to driver, vehicle and commercial fee increases over the next five years.
Key driver, vehicle and commercial fees will not increase until July 1, 2020. This is the third round of driver and vehicle fee increases that have been cancelled by the government. A modest two per cent increase to remaining fees will take effect on July 12, 2019.
Fees that will not increase this year include: driver's licence renewals, driver's licence applications, and vehicle plate, permit and validation fees.
Ontario has been working to responsibly reduce the deficit, cut red tape and keep the province on a path of fiscal responsibility. Based on recommendations from the line by line audit conducted by Ernst & Young, increases to some driver, vehicle and commercial fees over five years will allow the government to remain fiscally responsible while minimizing the financial impact for businesses and Ontario drivers.
Revenues from fees help support improvements to Ontario's roads, bridges and highways and ensure they continue to be among the safest in North America.