Swapping Number Plates Question

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Swapping Number Plates Question

by: bobajob on
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:16 am

so I want to put a change my existing number plate (with plate sticker) for a personalized one.

No rush, but trying to work out the best way to do this.


So

1: the existing plate has say (6 months of sticker left on it)


When I go to the vehicle center to get a new plate, what happens to the existing sticker on it?


* will I have to pay for a new sticker and wait for a refund to come through for the remainder?

* will they replace the sticker giving me a 6 month ending date?


If I am in the parking lot and remove the license plate to take to return it, could I get a ticket for not displaying a number plate/sticker?

(is it best to go in another car)


Would I be best to wait till I have to renew my sticker and get the new plate at the same time


When changing the plate do I have to do any other paperwork?

Do I have to notify anyone ?


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On getting a personalize plate has anyone had any experience of it?

I think you can't find out in advance if a plate is being used, but on the form you give them 3 choices that you want ?


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Is it against forum rules or illegal to ask maybe someone in LEO can check for me offline if a personalized plate is in use;

(if I have a list of 3, just to save me some time) OR is there a website with known used plates

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p.s. I do NOT want to break any laws, get into trouble OR get anyone else into trouble.


In the UK, I can go to the DVLA and search for plates to buy, don't think you can do that here


thankxs again

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by: bend on
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:49 pm

bobajob wrote:

Is it against forum rules or illegal to ask maybe someone in LEO can check for me offline if a personalized plate is in use;


You can order a personalized plate online. You just need your Ontario license on hand. Last time I used it, it'll tell you immediately whether the plate is available or not.


Regarding stickers, you either get a refund or credit for the remaining full months (e.g. less than 3 months and it's credit only unless you're leaving the province). They'll do this whether the plate/sticker was lost, bubbling, stolen, etc. You go into a ServiceOntario centre and they'll give you a replacement sticker. You just have to pay for the administration fee which should be something like $5-10. If you're switching to personalized plates, I believe they might even do it for free, but don't quote me on that.

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by: bobajob on
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:39 am

txs Bend,

actually after writing the post, I saw that on the on-line form it should show me if it's available


txs again,



bend wrote:
bobajob wrote:

Is it against forum rules or illegal to ask maybe someone in LEO can check for me offline if a personalized plate is in use;


You can order a personalized plate online. You just need your Ontario license on hand. Last time I used it, it'll tell you immediately whether the plate is available or not.


Regarding stickers, you either get a refund or credit for the remaining full months (e.g. less than 3 months and it's credit only unless you're leaving the province). They'll do this whether the plate/sticker was lost, bubbling, stolen, etc. You go into a ServiceOntario centre and they'll give you a replacement sticker. You just have to pay for the administration fee which should be something like $5-10. If you're switching to personalized plates, I believe they might even do it for free, but don't quote me on that.

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