OMVIC enforces Ontario’s consumer protection legislation related to vehicle sales. In carrying out this role, OMVIC utilizes the following:
OMVIC's Inspectors conduct routine inspections of registered dealers to ensure ongoing compliance with legislation.
Breaches of OMVIC’s Code of Ethics by a dealer or salesperson is grounds for OMVIC’s Registrar to issue a Notice of Disciplinary Action which starts the disciplinary process. For more information about the discipline process click here. To review past discipline decisions click here.
OMVIC Investigators are appointed under the MVDA and the Provincial Offences Act. All former police officers they conduct investigations and are empowered to lay charges under a number of provincial statutes.
OMVIC’s Registrar may issue a proposal to suspend, refuse or revoke registration. The Registrar's proposal can be appealed to the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) which is an independent tribunal that hears appeals of Proposals. To review past LAT decisions click here.