Reinstating A Suspended Licence

In certain cases, suspended drivers may be required to submit to a re-examination as a condition of reinstating a driver's licence. Requirements for reinstatement may include the following:

  • Knowledge test (including a vision test);
  • Class G1, G2 or M1, M2 road test or M2 with condition "L" road test.

Drivers who fail to successfully complete the re-examination requirements within 60 days will have their licence cancelled. No licence will be issued until the re-examination requirements are met and the reinstatement fee (if applicable) is paid.


The ministry charges a $150 reinstatement fee as a condition of reinstatement for certain suspensions. The fee does not apply to medical suspensions. It does apply to the following:

  1. Suspensions for Criminal Code convictions
  2. Suspensions for Highway Traffic Act convictions
  3. Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspensions
  4. Mandatory demerit point suspensions
  5. Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund suspensions
  6. Failure to pay judgement suspensions
  7. Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act suspensions
  8. Defaulted Fine suspensions
  9. Novice driver escalating sanction suspensions
  10. Young Offender suspensions
  11. Family Support enforcement suspensions

The reinstatement fee may be paid at any Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office.

Please note that effective October 15, 2004, the reinstatement fee changed to $150. All reinstatement fee payments made on or after October 15, 2004, are charged $150.

Effective January 1, 2005, all personal cheques must be certified unless payment is sent by mail.

Drivers who are outside of the province could mail or fax their reinstatement fee payment along with Application for Out of Province Requests (SR-LC-016). You may send your application and cheque, certified cheque, bank draft, traveller's cheque or money order payable to the "Minister of Finance/MTO" to:

Ministry of Transportation
Licensing Administration and Support Office
Special Enquiry Unit
2680 Keele Street, Building A, Room 178
Downsview, ON M3M 3E6
Fax: 416-235-4414

If you wish to use VISA, MasterCard or American Express to pay your reinstatement fee, we require the Credit Card Authorization Form (SR-LC-034):

  • Name of card holder
  • Card type (VISA, MasterCard or American Express)
  • Card number
  • Expiry date (month and year)
  • Reason (i.e. Driver's Licence Reinstatement Fee)
  • Amount to be charged

Note: You must provide your driver's licence number or name and date of birth when you send your payment.

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Customer Service Options

Below are the Ministry of Transportation service channels where you can purchase/order this service. Click on the underlined titles below for an address/location.

For further information please complete our online feedback form, or call ServiceOntario’s Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416-235-2999 or toll free at 1-800-387-3445 (Canada wide).

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