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Ontario - License and plate sticker renewal notifications?

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Ontario - License and plate sticker renewal notifications?

I know my driver's license and plates are due for renewal soon in the next few months I read on the Service Ontario website that I can renew 180 days beforehand, but I haven't received any letters. Are they still doing letters or have the stopped doing this? I remember in the old days they would send you a letter, but I haven't received anything yet.
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Get my notices in the mail a couple of months before the due date.
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e-man wrote:
Apr 15th, 2018 1:01 am
I know my driver's license and plates are due for renewal soon in the next few months I read on the Service Ontario website that I can renew 180 days beforehand, but I haven't received any letters. Are they still doing letters or have the stopped doing this? I remember in the old days they would send you a letter, but I haven't received anything yet.
What's the worry???? Just wait for a little longer. If you still haven't received anything when it approaches 30 days, then go into a Service Ontario location.

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Why do you need to wait for a letter before you renew your stickers? If you know they need to be renewed and they (seem to) cause you stress, then be proactive and renew them now. Since you (seem to) have plenty of time, just order them online. If you need to get emissions done, then go do your test and then renew them. The test is free now as well.
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Apr 15th, 2018 12:54 pm
Why do you need to wait for a letter before you renew your stickers? If you know they need to be renewed and they (seem to) cause you stress, then be proactive and renew them now. Since you (seem to) have plenty of time, just order them online. If you need to get emissions done, then go do your test and then renew them. The test is free now as well.
His license needs to be renewed ... photo is required. But still .... why worry months ahead? It's a non-issue.
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Oh, bad reading on my part. I missed the actual license part. But my original response still stands, except that he will have to go in for a photo and renewal. He can just get it done and over with so that he doesn’t have to worry anymore.
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e-man wrote:
Apr 15th, 2018 1:01 am
I know my driver's license and plates are due for renewal soon in the next few months I read on the Service Ontario website that I can renew 180 days beforehand, but I haven't received any letters. Are they still doing letters or have the stopped doing this? I remember in the old days they would send you a letter, but I haven't received anything yet.
AV-Fishing wrote:
Apr 15th, 2018 6:53 pm
His license needs to be renewed ... photo is required. But still .... why worry months ahead? It's a non-issue.
non-issue indeed
But you don't have to wait for the letter or bring the letter for that matter to renew your license. just head over to the service Ontario now to do it if you want :)
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My gf just received her renewal notice couple weeks ago. Her renewal date is this June.
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The reason is that I got burned last time. I didn't realize my plates were coming due. A few weeks before my plates are due, I get a letter saying that I was one of the few people whom they accidentally forgot to send a renewal notice for and to instead take the letter in for the renewal. Okay, so I wait 30 minutes in line. Person behind the desk says that I have to go get a emissions test. So I have to get the damn emissions test then get back in line for another 30 minutes. So yeah, I'd like to know if I'm getting a letter or not. But if I don't need the letter, then I'll get it done without the letter.
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e-man wrote:
Apr 17th, 2018 9:56 am
The reason is that I got burned last time. I didn't realize my plates were coming due. A few weeks before my plates are due, I get a letter saying that I was one of the few people whom they accidentally forgot to send me a renewal notice for and to instead take the letter in for the renewal. Okay, so I wait 30 minutes in line. Person behind the desk says that I have to go get a emissions test. So I have to get the damn emissions test then get back in line for another 30 minutes. So yeah, I'd like to know if I'm getting a letter or not.
Here, you can use this link for knowing if you need an etest.. http://www.downloads.ene.gov.on.ca/file ... v_when.asp
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e-man wrote:
Apr 17th, 2018 9:56 am
The reason is that I got burned last time. I didn't realize my plates were coming due. A few weeks before my plates are due, I get a letter saying that I was one of the few people whom they accidentally forgot to send a renewal notice for and to instead take the letter in for the renewal. Okay, so I wait 30 minutes in line. Person behind the desk says that I have to go get a emissions test. So I have to get the damn emissions test then get back in line for another 30 minutes. So yeah, I'd like to know if I'm getting a letter or not.
Are you a new vehicle owner?
First and foremost you should know when the sticker expires (it's right there on the rear license plate).
For e-test, I'll give you a break; but a quick search online would confirm whether or not you're due for one.

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