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Can MTO employees look up my address using my license plate?

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  • Jan 9th, 2022 1:01 pm
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May 14, 2015
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Can MTO employees look up my address using my license plate?

Just genuinely curious. My father works for the MTO. My parents ask why I don’t visit as often and I rightfully tell them I live far away now. Does anyone here work for the MTO and know if it’s possible to look someone up on their database with just a license plate?
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Deal Addict
Sep 14, 2012
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Probably, but it would not be ethical for them to do so and they could lose their job for acessing private information.
Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2004
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Yes they can. But as said doing so for non-work purposes would be against policy for sure. Of course it depends on what they do for MTO. If they are in some department that has nothing to do with licencsing/plates/etc. then they probably wouldn't have access to that. They could probably ask certain colleagues to get it for them but then that would raise obvious concerns--unless those people were very good friends or other family members, doubt that's going to slide without questioning/trouble.

However this sounds like a funny story in the making. I'm guessing you live, or plan on moving, down the street from your folks but are telling them you live in another city? :lol:
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Jul 18, 2012
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I’d love to be a fly on the wall in your next Christmas dinner :D
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Cool story bro
hated on but respected.
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Jan 15, 2017
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So your relationship with your parents is that they don't know your actual address only that you "live far away" and they want to know why you don't visit? You are so concerned that they might learn of your address that you wonder if your father can look it up by your license plate? Your father knows your license plate number but not your actual address? lol. Interesting - if you asked me my own license plate number right now I would have to go out and look.
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Jan 17, 2003
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Lol, if your dad shows up to your place unannounced, I would call his work and have him fired for breaking privacy laws, people should know better then to look up their sons through the MTO system.

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