Digital Dealership Registration Initiative Update

Published On
January 7, 2022

What is Digital Dealership Registration?

Recognizing that dealers want to save time on vehicle related administration, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, has developed a tool to deliver simpler, faster and better services to dealerships in Ontario.

The digital dealership registration (DDR) initiative will enable vehicle registrations to be completed online and reduce the need to visit ServiceOntario centres. The new online system is part of the government’s commitment to adopting better digital practices and technologies that benefit people and businesses in Ontario.

What’s next?

MGCS will conduct a soft launch of the DDR initiative in January 2022. This will include a limited number of dealerships that will be able to complete a new passenger vehicle registration online, using a new license plate, license plate sticker and vehicle permit from stock that will be held on-site at the dealership.

The soft launch will enable MGCS to test the system and receive feedback for improvement from participants. Additional dealerships will be invited to take part in the coming months as future releases and additional transaction types are introduced.

Please note, MGCS recognises the integral role of ServiceOntario to those communities who want and need in-person services, therefore all existing dealer services will continue to be available to ensure business continuity.

Click here to read the full update from MGCS which is available on OMVIC’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns about the initiative, please contact MGCS at [email protected].