Safety Standards Certificate
What is it?
A safety standards certificate shows that your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards. You can't put a licence plate on a vehicle without one.
Why is it important?
You can buy and register a vehicle without a safety standards certificate, but cannot put plates on a vehicle without one.
To get a certificate, your vehicle must first pass an inspection at an inspection station, licensed by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).
Buying or selling a vehicle can be stressful situation for some people. It helps when you have a trusted inspection center a phone call away to provide you with a safety certificate in a timely manner with a thorough inspection.
When do I need a certificate?
- Registering a rebuilt vehicle
- Transferring a used vehicle to a new owner (unless the new owner is your spouse)
- Registering a vehicle in Ontario that was bought in or came from another province, territory or country
- Changing the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit