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Fees and Classes of Registration

Note: The cost of the Automotive Certification Course is NOT included in the OMVIC registration fee. Individuals can complete the course in one of two ways: Self-study correspondence or On-site (classroom) and must register and pay for the course accordingly. Click here for more information on the Certification Course and how to register.


Processing Fee

Registration Class Processing Fee Compensation Fund Renewal
Salesperson Application Fee $250
Every 2 years
$175
Outside Ontario Salesperson Application Fee $175
Every 2 years
$175
Dealer Application Fee

Annual fee
$250
  • General Dealer – new and used vehicles
  • General Dealer – used vehicles
  • Broker
  • Wholesaler
  • Exporter
  • Lease Finance Dealer
  • Fleet Lessor – commercial lessor
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500
  • $500
  • $324
  • $324
  • $324
  • $0
  • $0
  • $324
  • $0

Outside Ontario Dealer Application Fee $250
  • $0
Annual fee
$250




Branch Application Fee

Annual fee
$250
  • General Dealer – new and used vehicles
  • General Dealer – used vehicles
  • Broker
  • Wholesaler
  • Exporter
  • Lease Finance Dealer
  • Fleet Lessor – commercial lessor
  • $250
  • $250
  • $250
  • $250
  • $250
  • $250
  • $250
  • $324
  • $324
  • $324
  • $0
  • $0
  • $0
  • $0

Outside Ontario Dealer Branch Application Fee $250
  • $0
Annual fee
$250

Classes of Registration

A dealer who is registered in one of the following classes cannot be registered in any other class:

  1. General Dealer – new and used vehicles
  2. General Dealer – used vehicles
  3. Broker
  4. Outside Ontario Dealer
  5. Wholesaler
  6. Exporter
Registration Class Class description as per the MVDA
Salesperson

General Dealer

  • new and used vehicles
  • used vehicles

General dealers

19. (1) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer in the subclass of new and used motor vehicles is authorized to act as a motor vehicle dealer for all trades in motor vehicles. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 19 (1).

(2) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer in the subclass of used motor vehicles shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than for trades in used motor vehicles. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 19 (2).

(3) It is a condition of registration of a motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer that the dealer shall not be registered in more than one subclass of general dealer. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 19 (3).

Broker

Brokers

20. (1) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a broker shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than,

(a) to act on behalf of a customer who is not a registrant to facilitate a trade in a motor vehicle involving the customer as a party, where the broker has no property interest in the trade and where the broker does not take or handle the funds used to pay for the trade; or

(b) to advertise with respect to the activity described in clause (a). O. Reg. 333/08, s. 20 (1).

(2) It is a condition of registration of a motor vehicle dealer registered as a broker that the dealer shall be not registered in more than one class of motor vehicle dealer and shall not be associated with any other registrant as described in subsection 1 (2) of the Act. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 20 (2).

(3) It is a condition of registration as a broker that, when the broker acts on behalf of a customer to facilitate a trade, the broker shall not,

(a) represent the interests of any person other than the customer;

(b) receive compensation from a person who is not a party to the trade; or

(c) receive compensation from more than one party to the trade. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 20 (3).

(4) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a broker shall not sell extended warranties or service plans or facilitate their sale through the broker. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 20 (4).

(5) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a broker shall not take possession of the motor vehicle that is the subject of a trade. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 20 (5).

Outside Ontario Dealer

Outside Ontario dealers

23. (1) A motor vehicle dealer registered as an outside Ontario dealer shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than to buy motor vehicles for the purpose of export outside of Ontario and to advertise with respect to such buying. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 23 (1).

(2) It is a condition of registration as an outside Ontario dealer that the dealer shall not have a place authorized in the dealer’s registration to which the dealer invites the public to deal with respect to motor vehicles or from which the dealer trades in motor vehicles. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 23 (2).

Wholesaler

Wholesalers

21. A motor vehicle dealer registered as a wholesaler shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than,

(a) to trade in motor vehicles with other registered motor vehicle dealers;

(a.1) to purchase motor vehicles from the Crown or a person who is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of one of the paragraphs of subsection 2 (1); or

(b) to sell motor vehicles at an auction where,

(i) the person who arranges for and conducts the auction is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 1 of subsection 2 (1), and

(ii) the sale is made to a person who, at the time of the sale, is located in another jurisdiction and registered in that jurisdiction as a person with equivalent status to a registered motor vehicle dealer. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 21; O. Reg. 221/09, s. 8.

Exporter

Exporters

22. A motor vehicle dealer registered as an exporter shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than to buy motor vehicles for the purpose of export outside of Ontario and to advertise with respect to such buying. O. Reg. 333/08, s. 22.

Lease Finance Dealer

Lease Finance Dealers

24. (1) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a lease finance dealer shall not be associated, as described in subsection 1 (2) of the Act, with a motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer, unless the association is the result of the lease finance dealer and the general dealer both being associated with the same person who is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 21 of subsection 2 (1). O. Reg. 333/08, s. 24 (1).

(2) A motor vehicle dealer registered as a lease finance dealer shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than,

(a) to buy motor vehicles;

(b) to lease a motor vehicle to a lessee if,

(i) the lease is made through a motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer, and

(ii) the lease is for a term of at least 120 consecutive days;

(b.1) to lease to a lessee a motor vehicle previously leased to the lessee under clause (b) if the further lease is made through a motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer or a salesperson registered to the lease finance dealer;

(c) to sell a previously leased motor vehicle,

(i) directly to the lessee, an individual who drove the vehicle during the term of the lease or, if the lessee is a partnership, a partner of the lessee,

(ii) to any of the persons described in subclause (i) through a motor vehicle dealer registered as a general dealer,

(iii) to a registered motor vehicle dealer or to a person who is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 21 of subsection 2 (1), or

(iv) at an auction where,

(A) the person who arranges for and conducts the auction is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 1 of subsection 2 (1), and

(B) the sale is made to a person who, at the time of the sale, is located in another jurisdiction and registered in that jurisdiction as a person with equivalent status to a registered motor vehicle dealer;

(d) to sell a motor vehicle that the lease finance dealer has repossessed to or through a registered motor vehicle dealer or at an auction where,

(i) the person who arranges for and conducts the auction is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 1 of subsection 2 (1), and

(ii) the sale is made to a person who, at the time of the sale, is located in another jurisdiction and registered in that jurisdiction as a person with equivalent status to a registered motor vehicle dealer;

(e) to trade in a motor vehicle with a motor vehicle dealer who is registered as a general dealer or a person who is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 21 of subsection 2 (1);

(f) to trade in a motor vehicle with the purchaser if,

(i) the vehicle is the subject of a conditional sales contract originally entered into between the purchaser and a general dealer, and

(ii) the general dealer has assigned its interest under the contract to the lease finance dealer; or

(g) to advertise with respect to the activities described in any of clauses (a) to (f). O. Reg. 333/08, s. 24 (2); O. Reg. 221/09, s. 9.

Fleet Lessor – commercial lessor

Fleet lessors

25. A motor vehicle dealer registered as a fleet lessor shall not act as a motor vehicle dealer, other than,

(a) to buy motor vehicles or lease motor vehicles as a lessee;

(b) to lease a motor vehicle to a lessee who is not a consumer within the meaning of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002;

(c) to sell a previously leased motor vehicle,

(i) to the lessee,

(ii) to an individual who drove the motor vehicle during the term of the lease,

(iii) to an officer or director of the lessee, if the lessee is a corporation,

(iv) to a partner of the lessee, if the lessee is a partnership, or

(v) to a registered motor vehicle dealer or to a person who is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 21 of subsection 2 (1), or

(vi) at an auction where,

(A) the person who arranges for and conducts the auction is exempt from the Act and the regulations as a result of paragraph 1 of subsection 2 (1), and

(B) the sale is made to a person who, at the time of the sale, is located in another jurisdiction and registered in that jurisdiction as a person with equivalent status to a registered motor vehicle dealer; or

(d) to advertise with respect to the activities described in any of clauses (a), (b) and (c). O. Reg. 333/08, s. 25; O. Reg. 221/09, s. 10; O. Reg. 377/09, s. 3.

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