Ontario Cuts Paperwork and Time by Moving Car Registrations to an Online Digital System
The province of Ontario, Canada is launching a new online vehicle registration tool that will save car dealerships from visiting Service Ontario centres. And it’s a big time saver.
The digital dealer registration system will be tested at select dealerships in Ontario in the spring and will allow dealers to register new vehicles through an online portal, as well as issue licenses and license plates directly to owners.
The government said in a news release that the new process will make it “easier, faster and more convenient” to buy a car in Ontario, and eliminate “duplicate paperwork and time-consuming trips to Service Centers.” Ontario”.
Over 7,000 dealers will have access to the process when fully implemented, with 4.8 million dealer records digitized per year. Currently, used vehicle registration, vehicle transfers and vehicle license replacement must be done in person, but these services will also be transferred online.
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The move also marks the completion of the government’s plan to move the 10 largest Service Ontario transactions online, reducing overall wait times at centers across the province.
“Implementing the new digital dealer registration process is another way our government is reducing red tape for businesses and improving the speed and ease with which Ontarians access government services,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services of Ontario.
Nina Tangri, Associate Minister for Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, added, “With the introduction of digital dealer registration, businesses will save time and money and customers will be able to enjoy their new vehicle faster. »
The province also recently waived the license plate sticker removal fee and issued a refund for those who renewed their vehicle registration after March 2020, the month in which the renewal registration has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.