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CSR/ CVOR Guideline: How to Get Ministry Data

Appendix J:

How to Get Ministry Data

The following reports, searches and abstracts are available from the Ministry of Transportation. The administrative cost is quoted beside the title of the item. If you want the item to be "certified" by the Ministry, add an extra $6.00 to the cost.




Accident/Collision Reports $12.00

Accident/Collision reports are available in person from the Ministry's Drivers and Vehicles Office at

Ministry of Transportation
Drivers and Vehicles Office
2680 Keele Street
Downsview, Ontario
M3M 3E6

or mail your request to the Data Management Office at the above address.

You can also make your request via the Internet by visiting www.mto.gov.on.ca. Payment is made by providing a valid credit card number (MasterCard or Visa). The information requested will then be mailed out to you as soon as possible.

Requests cannot be made by phone or fax. You can also obtain copies of accident/ collision reports from the police department that created the original report. Cost may vary by department.




Carrier Safety Ratings no charge

Carrier Safety Ratings are available on the Internet at www.carriersafetyrating.com. This free service allows you to check on a carrier's current Safety Rating using its CVOR number. If you do not have the CVOR number, you may use the carrier's name to search for the CVOR number. Note: You are allowed to search for a maximum of 21 CVOR numbers daily.

This website also provides a list of Excellent and Unsatisfactory carriers.




CVOR Abstract $5.00

Public (Level I) and Carrier (Level II) CVOR Abstracts are available through any Ministry Drivers and Vehicles Office or Driver Exam Centre.

Public (Level I) CVOR Abstracts may be ordered over the Internet at www.cvop.rus.mto.gov.on.ca. Payment is made by providing a valid credit card number (MasterCard or Visa). The information requested will appear on your screen and may be printed and saved.




CVOR Driver Abstract $5.00

CVOR Driver Abstracts are available through any Ministry Drivers and Vehicles Office, Driver Exam Centre. CVOR Driver Abstracts may also be ordered at www.cvop.rus.mto.gov.on.ca.




Driver Abstract $12.00

Driver Abstracts are available through any Ministry Drivers and Vehicles Office, Ministry Driver Exam Centre or Private Issuing Office in your local area.

You can also make your request via the Internet by visiting www.mto.gov.on.ca. Payment is made by providing a valid credit card number (MasterCard or Visa). The information requested will then be mailed out to you as soon as possible.




Legislation and Regulations Charges Vary

It is recommended that you make yourself familiar with the statutes (laws) and regulations that apply to your carrier operation.

Copies of legislation and/or regulations can be obtained by calling Publications Ontario at 416-326-5300 or 1-800-668-9938 in Ontario. You may also obtain this information by visiting their office at:

Publications Ontario Bookstore
Main Floor
880 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

Mail order inquiries should be directed to:

Publications Ontario
50 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1N8
(Visa and MasterCard Accepted)

Publications Ontario On-Line, the Ontario government's virtual bookstore, is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.publications.gov.on.ca.


The following regulations under the Highway Traffic Act would be of interest to commercial vehicle operators:

Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections (Trip/Maintenance) O/Reg. 575
Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration Certificates/Safety Rating O/Reg. 424/97
Drivers' Licences O/Reg. 340/94
Hours of Work O/Reg. 4/93
Safety Inspections/Component Standards O/Reg. 611
Equipment O/Reg. 587
Security of Loads O/Reg. 614
Suspension and Impoundment of Commercial Motor Vehicles for Critical Defects O/Reg. 512/97
Regulations under the Dangerous Goods Transportation O/Reg. 261

The following regulation would also be of interest to operators of school buses:

School Buses O/Reg. 612
  • It is important that all carriers be aware of the legislation and regulations that they are subject to. It is also wise to confirm that you have the most recent copy of a statute or regulation.



Outstanding Fines No charge

For information regarding licence suspensions for unpaid fines or vehicle parking tickets, contact the Defaulted Fines Control Centre of the Ministry of the Attorney General at 416-326-4263.

If the licence suspension or ticket was issued recently, the Defaulted Fines Control Centre may not have yet received the information from the municipality where the infraction(s) occurred.




Commercial Vehicle Inspection Report $6.00

Commercial Vehicle Inspection Reports are available by contacting the Career Enforcement Program Office at 905-704-2360 or fax at 905-704-2467.

Please provide the CVOR number for the information you are requesting.



Vehicle Record Search/Vehicle Abstract $12.00

This information is available through any Ministry Drivers and Vehicles Office or Driver Exam Centre in your local area.

You can also make your request via the Internet by visiting www.mto.gov.on.ca. Payment is made by providing a valid credit card number (MasterCard or Visa). The information requested will then be mailed out to you as soon as possible.




U.S. Safetynet $27.50 (U.S. dollars)

General carrier information can be obtained from the U.S. Safetynet Website at www.safersys.org. Complete carrier profiles can be obtained by calling the Office of Motor Carriers and Highway Safety at (703) 280-4001 and providing a U.S. DOT number. There is a flat rate charge of $27.50 U.S. for a full profile of accident and inspection information. A turnaround time of two weeks is standard for receipt of this information through the mail.

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Index of Ministry Offices

Questions pertaining to the Ministry of Transportation commercial vehicle enforcement program can be directed to the following offices. Please contact the location closest to you.

Central Region - Downsview

District Offices Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Durham District (905) 728-7505 (905) 728-1889
Halton District (905) 637-4108 ext. 234 (905) 637-4114
Hamilton/Niagara District (905) 643-7947 ext. 200 (905) 643-7529
Metro Toronto District (416) 325-2519 (416) 325-8591
Peel District (905) 564-9190 (905) 564-9170
York District (905) 713-7324 (905) 713-7328

Eastern Region - Kingston

Postal Bag 4000
355 Counter Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5A3
Phone: (613) 544-2220, x4021
Fax: (613) 545-4632

Northern Region - North Bay

P.O. Box 3030
Suite 301, Ontario Government Building
447 McKeown Avenue
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 8L2
Phone: (705) 497-5411
Fax: (705) 497-5415

Northwestern Region - Thunder Bay

P.O. Box 1177
615 S. James Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 4X9
Phone: (807) 473-2021
Fax: (807) 473-2133

Southwestern Region - London

659 Exeter Road
London, Ontario
N6E 1L3
Phone: (519) 873-4285
Fax: (519) 873-4306

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