Towing in Oakville

Tow truck drivers and operators must be certified by the Province of Ontario.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Town of Oakville no longer licenses tow truck owners. 

The Province of Ontario has oversight of the tow truck sector under the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA) and its regulations.

Tow operators must be certified by January 1, 2024, in order to operate in Ontario and tow truck drivers must be certified by July 1, 2024.  Find out how to get a tow operator certificate or a tow truck driver certificate.  

Complaints can be directed to the Ministry of Transportation at or by telephone at 416-246-7166 or toll-fee within Ontario at 1-800-387-7736.

Owners of private lots have the right to remove unauthorized vehicles parked on their property.