Ontario expanding Self-Serve Online Vehicle Registration for new cars, trade-ins, used cars

Ontario Digital dealership. Image credit: Twitter @ServiceOntario

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Oakville/CMEDIA: The Ontario government is expanding the online Digital Dealership Registration (DDR) system to include used cars facilitating new and used vehicle sales to be registered online by dealerships participating in DDR, a news release has said.

“Our government created Digital Dealership Registration…Providing self-serve vehicle registration to car dealerships is a win for businesses and a win for consumers who can drive their car right off the lot,” Kaleed Rasheed, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery has said.

Launched in March 2022, DDR was initially available for new car registrations, then for trade-ins and now, DDR enables registrations for used cars.

James F. Hamilton, Interim Manager and Legal Services Director at the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA) was reported saying that as an example of how technology can assist modern Ontario dealerships, DDR is a milestone the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario is proud to be part of.

Providing more accurate and error-free registrations with reduced paperwork protecting the security and safety of data, excluding a visit to a ServiceOntario centre, Participating dealerships are only possible by registering with Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) and meet regulatory and other criteria.  

Frank Notte, Director of Government Relations at the Motor Vehicle Retailers of Ontario (MVRO) was reported saying that Ontario is cutting red tape and making the auto retail sector worthy of the digital age we live in.

Maureen Harquail, CEO and Registrar of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) reportedly said that it regulates dealerships in Ontario with a focus on consumer protection by maintaining a fair, safe and informed marketplace for motor vehicle sales.

Since the launch of the online system, DDR with more than 380 current dealerships registertion, was able to complete more than 4,200 transactions, giving access to more than 7,000 Ontario dealerships selling new and used passenger vehicles and accounts for 4.7 million of ServiceOntario’s total 58 million annual interactions