Reinstate Driver's Licence

Need to Reinstate Your Driver’s Licence?
Drive While Under Suspension Charge?

 

Find out why your Driver’s Licence is Suspended:

Call or visit the nearest Service Ontario office to find out why your driver’s licence is suspended.

If your Driver’s Licence is Suspended for Unpaid Fines:

Reinstate your Driver’s Licence by:

  1.  Find out the amount of your Unpaid Fines by contacting the Provincial Offences Act Court.
  2. Pay the Unpaid Fines at the Provincial Offences Court.  Keep your receipt.
  3. In 2 to 3 days, contact Service Ontario and Reinstate your Driver’s Licence.  It will cost you $150.00 to Reinstate Your Driver’s Licence.
  4. You will be issued a Temporary Driver’s Licence and the permanent driver’s licence will be mailed to you.

If You Cannot Pay the Full Amount of Your Fines:

Ask the Provincial Offences Court to help you get set up on a payment plan to pay your Unpaid Fines to Reinstate Your Driver’s Licence. Also, ask the Court for an Extension of Time To Pay Your Fines.

THEN . . .

Contact Service Ontario, after 2 to 3 days, and Reinstate Your Driver’s Licence. It will cost you $150.00 to Reinstate Your Driver’s Licence.  Keep your receipt. You will be issued a Temporary Driver’s Licence and the permanent driver’s licence will be mailed to you.

 

If your Driver’s Licence is Suspended for Medical Reasons:

Reinstate your Driver’s Licence by:

  1.  Contact the Ministry of Transportation to find out the medical reason.
  2. Based on the medical reason, contact your doctor to find out whether or not you  are medically fit to drive.
  3. Ask your doctor to send a letter to the Ministry of Transportation advising them that you are medically fit to have a driver’s licence or ask your doctor what you need to do to become medically fit to drive.
  4.  The Ministry of Transportation will usually send medical forms to you or your doctor to be completed and submitted to them.
  5.   Once the completed medical forms have been received by the Ministry of Transportation and they have approved them, they will remove the suspension from your driver’s licence.
  6. Contact Service Ontario and reinstate your driver’s licence.  It will cost you $150.00 to reinstate your driver’s licence.  Keep your receipt.  You will be issued a Temporary Driver’s Licence and the permanent driver’s licence will be mailed to you.

If your Driver’s Licence is Suspended for Family Responsibilities:

Reinstate your Driver’s Licence by:

  1. Contact the Family Responsibilities Office (FRO) to determine why they suspended your driver’s licence and what you have to do in order to have the suspension removed from your driver’s licence.
  2. When the suspension has been removed from your driver’s licence, contact Service Ontario and reinstate your driver’s licence.  It will cost you $150.00 to reinstate your driver’s licence.   Keep your receipt.
  3. You will be issued  a Temporary Driver’s Licence and the permanent driver’s licence will be mailed to you.

If your Driver’s Licence is Suspended for “novice” driver violations

Reinstate your Driver’s Licence by:

  1. Finding out the length of the suspension.
  2. When the suspension has been removed from your driver’s licence, contact Service Ontario and reinstate your driver’s licence.  It will cost you $150.00 to reinstate your driver’s licence.  Keep your receipt.  You will be issued a Temporary Driver’s Licence and the permanent driver’s licence will be mailed to you.

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  1. If you are able to get to Reinstate your Driver’s Licence, you must still appear in the Provincial Offences Act Court to answer to the original Charge of Drive While Under Suspension, in accordance with the information on the Summons.
  2. It is extremely beneficial to have a valid Driver’s Licence when you go to court on your “Drive Under Suspension Charge” because it shows you took responsibility immediately when you became aware that your driver’s licence was suspended.  It help with negotiating a better resolution to your charge.
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