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The following outlines what information tow truck owners and heavy tow truck owners must provide when they apply for tow truck licences.
Licensing applications will be accepted by appointment so that time is scheduled to review the application and answer any questions the applicant may have.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your appointment.
Licensing fees are charged on a yearly basis and have an expiry date of June 30 each year. The fees will be charged as follows:
Every person who applies for a licence requires a policy of insurance endorsed to the effect that the town shall be given at least ten days’ notice in writing of the cancellation or expiration of the policy or policies, and insurance for each tow truck/heavy tow truck in at least the following amounts:
Owners are required to sign a sworn declaration, provided by the town, confirming that they have the following information. The owner’s signature on the declaration must be witnessed by a commissioner for taking affidavits. If the owner submits the licence application in person, enforcement services staff will commission the owner’s signature free of charge.
For each tow truck driver who drives for the company:
For each tow truck to be licensed:
Note: If a tow truck accumulates more than 50,000 kilometres in a licensing period, a second safety standards certificate issued by an approved Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Inspection Centre is required. The tow truck owner shall obtain the second safety standards certificate when the tow truck is no more than 2,500 kilometres over the 50,000 kilometre threshold
For the tow truck owner:
Owners are required to sign a statutory declaration, provided by the town, confirming that they have the following information. The owner’s signature on the declaration must be witnessed by a commissioner for taking affidavits. If the owner submits the licence application in person, enforcement services staff will commission the owner’s signature free of charge.
The following forms are required to be provided to the customer as follows:
The Towing Consumers Bill of Rights must be provided to all customers upon pick up of their vehicle at a motor storage vehicle yard.
For tows where consent is provided by a vehicle operator or authorized agent, the tow truck driver must have a Permission to Tow form signed by the vehicle operator authorizing the tow. A Towing Consumer Bill of Rights must be provided to the customer in addition to a copy of the Permission to Tow form prior to the vehicle being lifted and towed.
All tow companies and motor vehicle storage yards must provide their drivers or staff the following forms to ensure the requirements noted above are met:
Please note: the Permission to Tow Form must be copied onto the tow truck company's letterhead.