Dealer Bulletin


Dear registrants,


OMVIC has been closely monitoring the impacts caused by COVID-19 on the health of our communities, the economy, and the retail vehicle sales sector. We are very aware that the recent Ontario Government Emergency Order mandating the closure of dealership showrooms has placed additional stress on dealerships and individuals alike.

I am pleased to inform you that OMVIC’s board has approved the deferral of registration renewal fees until Sept. 1, 2020.

What does this mean? OMVIC will continue processing all required renewals between now and August 31, 2020, but all dealers and salespeople can elect to postpone payment of the renewal fee until Sept. 1, 2020.

Important note for dealers – the deferral applies to the renewal fee; it does not apply to payment of transaction fees – transaction fees are still payable at time of renewal.

Any renewals that were received after April 4th and are currently still being processed are also eligible for deferral. OMVIC registration staff will reach out to those individuals to facilitate a deferral, if it is wanted.

Please note, registration renewal dates have not been extended, it is payment of renewal fees that may be deferred. Dealers and salespeople are still required to renew registration on time. This can be easily accomplished using OMVIC’s Online Registration Services. The online system will automatically offer the fee deferral option.

In the coming weeks, we anticipate the dynamic situation with regards to the pandemic will continue to change. I want to assure you OMVIC will continue to work with the government to ensure the voices of all stakeholders are heard and remain a priority in the decision-making process in the re-opening of the economy and motor vehicle sales showrooms.

For more information regarding deferral of renewal fees, contact OMVIC’s registration staff by emailing registration@omvic.on.ca or by calling 1-800-943-6002 x 3941.

I wish you and your families good health.

Sincerely,

John Carmichael Signature

John Carmichael, CEO/Registrar

Dealer Bulletin