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Date Posted
May 4, 2017

As of May 1, new regulations are in place to deny licence plate renewals to drivers with unpaid fines. The new regulations apply to offences such as speeding, careless driving, driving without insurance and more. Drivers will need to pay their unpaid fines in full before their licence can be renewed.

Offence Before May 1, 2017 After May 1, 2017
  Licence Suspension Plate Denial Licence Suspension & Plate Denial
Highway Traffic Act violations (including speeding and careless driving)

x

  x
Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

x

 

x

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act

x

 

x

Off Road Vehicles Act

x

 

x

Dangerous Goods Transportation Act & Public Vehicles Act

x

 

x

Sections of the Criminal Code (Canada), Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, and Liquor licence Act

x

 

x

Parking  

x

x*

Red Light Camera  

x

x*

Owner Fail to stop for School Bus  

x

x*

*Plate denial only

The new regulations will help Grey County collect court ordered defaulted fines and reinvest the funds into the community. As of December 2016, there were more than $1.45 billion in outstanding fines in Ontario, including $11.5 million for Grey and Bruce Counties combined.

Drivers with outstanding fines are encouraged to contact the Provincial Offences office and pay their tickets before their licence is up for renewal. Grey County can work with eligible defendants to develop a court-approved payment plan to avoid plate denial.

Provincial Offences Main Office
595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound
519-376-3470

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For more information contact Rob Hatten, Manager of Communications, at rob.hatten@grey.ca or 519-372-0219 ext. 1235.

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