Ontario Making it Easier and Faster to Keep ID and Documents Up to Date

Renewing is more convenient than ever

KENORA – The Ontario government is reminding people to keep their licence plate, driver’s licence, health card, or Ontario Photo Card up to date to ensure seamless access to critical services and avoid fines or penalties.

“Our government is constantly improving service delivery to make life easier for families and businesses in the Northwest,” said Greg Rickford, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora–Rainy River. “Ontarians can sign up for digital renewal reminders to keep their important items up to date and can take advantage of online services to renew in minutes, so they have more time for what matters most.”

Signing up for reminders via email, text or automated phone calls is simple and fast at Ontario.ca/Reminders. It is easier than ever for Ontarians to renew products from the comfort of home or anywhere, anytime at Ontario.ca/Renew. Eligible Ontarians who may find it difficult to visit a ServiceOntario centre in person can book virtual appointments to have their health cards renewed through live video calls.

For help, call ServiceOntario at 1-800-387-3445 or TTY 1-800-268-7095.


  • A driver’s licence, health card and Ontario Photo Card usually need to be renewed through ServiceOntario every five years.
  • While the licence plate renewal fee and sticker have been eliminated, it is still a legal requirement for vehicle owners to renew their plates every one or two years at no cost to confirm their automobile insurance is valid and pay any outstanding Highway 407 tolls and other municipal fines.
  • Renewal dates of items often are linked to the holder’s birthday.