MTO and COVID-19

Some Extended Products and Services from Service Ontario due to the COVID-19 situation:

Based on the advice of Ontario’s chief Medical Officer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 all full-time Drivers Test Centres are closed and most Service Ontario locations for vehicle products and services are also closed. The Service Ontario outlet at 301 St. Paul Street in St. Catharines remains open at this time.

Some products and services (that have expired after March 1, 2020) and are now extended,  include:
  • Drivers licenses expiration dates, temporary drivers licenses, Enhanced Drivers Licenses (for driving purposes only-will not be valid as a travel document)
  • Driver Training programs time limitations
  • License plate stickers validation
  • 10 day special permits and temporary validation
  • Extending requirement to register a vehicle including snow vehicles within 6 days
  • Extending requirement to change address or vehicle modification within 6 days
  • Extending the Safety Standards Certificate and Structural Inspection Cerificate
  • Extending Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) annual oversize/overweight permits and semi-annual vehicle inspections
  • Amending effective date for mandatory electronic emission test for heavy diesel commercial vehicles from July 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020
  • Extending expiration dates for Receipts from online renewals beyond 14 days
  • If you are required to submit a medical or vision report to the MTO, they are extending your due date by 60 days or more
Where possible, you are encouraged to use the ministry’s online services. Find out what services are available at
Note:  New vehicles and un-plated vehicles will continue to require a visit to a Service Ontario location for registration and plating.