Tow Truck Drivers
Tow truck drivers must obtain a licence to drive a tow truck in Toronto.
Apply in person at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office at East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell, 3rd floor.
Original documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions)
Two pieces of government-issued identification:
- A valid Province of Ontario driver’s licence
AND one of the following:
- Canadian Passport (photo ID)
- Canadian Birth Certificate
- Citizenship Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
- Valid Work Permit
- First and last names must match on all identification
- We do not accept Health Cards
Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.
After November 1st, 2018, under Province’s Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, Municipal Licensing and Standards will require “Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks” for all applications and renewals. “Criminal Record Checks” will not be accepted.
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.
A photo will be taken at time of application.
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 within 90 days of the specified renewal date, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.