Ontario plate fee increase, can you avoid it this year?
In 2011 Ontario introduced a license plate fee hike that would gradually raise the price of Ontario plates a “modest” 70%
over the course of three years. 2014 marks the final installment of this plate fee increase. December 1, 2014 is the day fees will got but like years past some carriers can get away with putting off this increase for another year.
Like previous years carriers who renew their plates before the December 1, 2014 can pay the existing lower fee. Carriers who qualify must have plates that expire November 30, 2014, December 31, 2014 and finally January 30, 2015. The plates can either be under the International Registration Plan (IRP) or local plates. The key is though, you have to plan ahead and beat the rush as all Service Ontario and IRP offices in Ontario operate under a first come first serve basis. If this year is anything like last year, expect offices across Ontario to be very busy.
Full Reciprocity Plan implementation
Carriers are also reminded that new FRP program will come into effect starting January 1, 2015. Under this new plan carriers will automatically be registered for all states and provinces in North America.
If you need more information on the plate fee increase or FRP