Birthday is in March, Drive Clean ends Apr. Let plate sticker expire?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by fire_n_ice, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. fire_n_ice

    fire_n_ice Formula 3

    Jun 9, 2006
    Hey folks,

    I have a car in winter storage and wondering if I should bother getting the emissions test to renew my plate sticker in March. The Drive Clean program ends on Apr 1, so presumably if I let the sticker expire, I can renew in person at a ServiceOntario location after Apr 1, without having to get the test done?

    Is that logical? Or, am I going to get caught in some ridiculous administrative loop. i.e. "Well your car needed a test as of March, so now you can't renew your sticker, ever!"

    I am sure some of you guys are in the same situation. Are you just going to let your sticker expire over the winter?

  2. Nuvolari

    Nuvolari F1 Rookie
    Sponsor Owner

    Sep 3, 2002
    Toronto / SoCal
    Full Name:
    Rob C.
    It's my understanding that after April 1st emission testing is dead so you can register any car regardless of whether the tag is expired or if it failed a previous emissions test. One of my cars is in this boat and in storage so I'll wait till then to re-new the plates.
  3. Canuck550

    Canuck550 Formula Junior

    Sep 8, 2015
    Full Name:
    Ron A
    Nuvolari is correct
    Confirmed at Service Ontario, no emissions required for renewal on my 550, after April 1st regardless if my birthday is in February and emissions are due now

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