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Got new plates and had to pay $132 in fines?

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Sep 11, 2006
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Got new plates and had to pay $132 in fines?

I recently purchased a work van that required commercial/ black plates. The last commercial vehicle I owned was a pickup truck that I sold 6 years ago. So between owning these two vehicles I had regular passenger/blue plates.
How was I able to renew my cars plates even last year without getting dinged with the two 66 dollar fines that were on my old trucks plates?
I am 100% sure than when i sold my pickup and licensed the car that I replaced the truck with, that there were no tickets on the truck.
So why did I get dinged 6 years later ?
This was paid at the dealership during a lease buyout.
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I guess the commercial and regular plating system are probably held on different databases that don't talk to each other.
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Seems like a better question to ask the person you were standing in front of at the MTO before you paid the $132.
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peelhic wrote: Seems like a better question to ask the person you were standing in front of at the MTO before you paid the $132.
Sorry I should have explained in more detail. This was paid during a lease buyout at a dealership.
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Is it possible that your plates went back into circulation and someone accrued tickets against them? I know it's not supposed to happen, but to me personally: I sold an old car of mine, there were still 6 months left on the stickers and I didn't need the plates anymore so I took them back to Service Ontario and got the refund. A year later I got letters from 407 that I owed for usage on the plates I had returned. Never once had I traveled the 407 and the usage came AFTER I returned the plates to the MTO. Had some serious hoops to jump through but eventually 407 agreed that it wasn't me.

I don't know how common putting plates back out is, but I can tell you it DID happen to mine.

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