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  • Information for Visitors to the Owen Sound Police Station - Until Further Notice

    If you feel ill or have any symptoms of a respiratory virus, we are asking visitors to please avoid coming to our police station until you feel better.

    If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. It is an emergency if someone’s immediate health, safety, or property is in immediate danger or there is a crime in progress.
    For non-emergencies, dial 519-376-1234 or use our on-line reporting system-
    To use our on-line system please make sure:


    • This is NOT an Emergency
    • This incident occurred within the Owen Sound City limits?
    • There are No Known suspects?
    • You have a valid email address?


Permits, Plates & Licensing


Register a vehicle in Ontario (get a vehicle permit, licence plate and licence plate sticker)

If you are buying a new vehicle from a dealership, the vehicle registration will usually be completed by the dealer.

If you are buying a used vehicle, you will need to register the vehicle within 6 days of the sale at a ServiceOntario centre.


To register a vehicle and get a permit and licence plate, you need:

your driver’s licence or your registrant identification number (RIN)

the completed used vehicle information package (only when registering a passenger vehicle, light commercial vehicle, self-propelled motor home or motorcycle)

proof of purchase (e.g., a receipt from the seller or portion of used vehicle information package that can be used as a bill of sale)

proof of insurance from an insurance provider licensed in Ontario

the original vehicle permit from seller with completed transfer portion

the plate portion of the permit, if you already have a licence plate.



Renew a licence plate sticker

You can renew online (if eligible) or at a ServiceOntario centre for 1 or 2 years.

Cost: $120 (1yr) or $240 (2yr).


Renew a driver's licence

An Ontario driver’s licence is valid for 5 years. You need to renew it every 5 years either online (if eligible) or at a ServiceOntario centre.  Cost: $90