Tom Rakocevic MPP, Humber River–Black Creek

Government of Ontario


In many cases, Service Ontario has stopped mailing paper reminders when it's time to renew your important Service Ontario documents and cards. Get free reminders by email, text message, or phone call 60 and 30 days before it's time to renew your licence plate, driver's licence, health care, or Ontario Photo Card. Click here to learn more and to sign up for digital reminders.

For driver’s licence holders and vehicle owners

Mailed renewal notices for driver’s licence holders and vehicle owners will continue for:

  • individuals aged 70 years and older
  • individuals with a driver’s licence class A, B, C, D, E, or F
  • individuals with endorsements that require additional testing (i.e airbrake)
  • individuals who have a licence plate sticker associated with a company/fleet vehicle
  • individuals who have jointly owned vehicles, and
  • heavy commercial vehicles

For health card holders

Mailed renewal notices for health card holders will continue for:

  • individuals age 16 and under
  • individuals age 70 and above
  • individuals living in remote locations or isolated communities (e.g. no in-person ServiceOntario locations are available) and where renewals are done by mail with the assistance of nursing stations
  • individuals residing in a publicly funded long-term care facility where renewals are done via fax or by mail, and
  • individuals with a health card that has a definite end date, temporary foreign workers, homeless, foreign clergy, migrant farm workers, temporary resident permit holders, applicant for permanent resident, applicant for citizenship, or where coverage has otherwise been ended where renewals are done at public offices only and need to provide additional documents in order to renew