Confirmed. Ontario raising vehicle sticker renewal cost AGAIN.
Sept. 1, 2016
Only 5 years ago, on Sept. 1, 2011 fee to renew registration sticker in Ontario was at $74.
As of Sept. 1, 2016 this fee will now be at $120 (Southern Ontario). That's a 64 percent increase in only 5 years. For Northern Ontario residents fee increases from $54 to $60.
According to the government of Ontario, the increased fees are needed for the rising costs of road maintenance, bridges and highways and also to improve our infrastructure.
Ontario has approximately 12 million registered vehicles which means that this increase will generate over $120 million.
Licence plate sticker cost on Sept. 1, 2011
Licence plate sticker cost on Sept. 1, 2016
64 percent increase in 5 years
Listing of registration sticker pricing increases since 2011:
Sept. 1, 2011 - $74
Sept. 1, 2012 - $82 (10.81 percent increase from previous year)
Sept. 1, 2013 - $90 (9.76 percent increase from previous year)
Sept. 1, 2014 - $98 (8.88 percent increase from previous year)
Sept. 1, 2015 - $108 (10.20 percent increase from previous year)
Sept. 1, 2016 - $120 (11.11 percent increase from previous year)
This most recent increase in license sticker renewal makes it the highest increase in 5 years.
Although current $120 fee is scheduled to remain at $120 for the next 2 years (2017 and 2018) only time will tell what the Government of Ontario decides.
For full listing of other service fee increases visit Service Ontario website.
Paying $74 back in 2011 does not sound so bad now, does it?
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