Garage Register

Keeping a Garage Register

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act and Ministry of Transportation (MTO) requires registered dealers to keep a complete record of each used vehicle bought and sold in a Garage Register. This allows vehicles to be easily identified.

While pre-printed Garage Register books may no longer be readily available, the MTO has created a printable pdf version of the Garage Register which dealers can use.

Keeping the Garage Register electronically

Dealers can also meet their legal obligations by keeping an electronic Garage Register. It must record the same information under the same headings as the paper-based Garage Register and must be available to OMVIC, police or MTO staff at all times during normal business hours.