Tow truck drivers must obtain a licence to drive a tow truck in Toronto.

Individuals.

Must hold valid G Class Province of Ontario driver’s licence.

Please review application requirements outlined below and complete any required forms.

Visit the Licence & Permit Issuing Office at East York Civic Centre located at 850 Coxwell Ave, 3rd floor as applications must be processed in person.

Note: As of June 3, 2019, applications will not be accepted unless all documents are submitted.

Identification Requirements

Original documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions)

Two pieces of government-issued identification:

  • A valid G Class Province of Ontario driver’s licence

AND one of the following:

  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
  • Valid Work Permit

Note:

  • First and last names must match on all identification
  • We do not accept Health Cards

Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check

Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.

Driving Record Abstract

A copy of the applicant’s driving record abstract: a three year driving history recorded by the Ministry of Transportation.

The abstract should be less than 30 days old.

Staff will take a photo of the applicant at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office.

$404.11

Your licence will expire annually on the anniversary of the date that the licence was first issued.

The renewal fee is $299.05

A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the licence, will be mailed to the address on file.

Payments received after the licence expiry date are subject to late fees in addition to the annual licence fee.

If you fail to renew your licence according to the bylaw, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.