To register a vehicle for use by a corporation or business in Ontario, and get a permit and licence plate, you need a Registrant Identification Number (RIN) for the corporation or business, in lieu of a driver's license.
The RIN is used to identify the corporation or business within Ontario's motor vehicle registration system.
To request the creation of a new RIN for a corporation or business that does not possess one, you need to provide specific pieces of evidence to the Ministry of Transportation through Service Ontario, along with a statement sworn before a Notary Public.
The Notary Public must verify your identity, verify the documents of the corporation or business, and affix a Notarial Seal to your sworn statement.
RIN-Ontario drafts your sworn statement, and places you in front of a Notary Public by video conference for the swearing of the statement and the affixing of the Notarial Seal. An electronic version (Adobe PDF) of the notarized sworn statement is available to you immediately by email, and a paper version is delivered to you by Canada Post within three business days.
RIN-Ontario is available through-out Ontario, and depending on availability as set out in the booking schedule below, the drafting as well as the notarization can be completed in a single business day.
1. Gather the necessary information. The Ministry of Transportation requires your Articles of Incorporation, Business Name Registration, or Master Business License, containing the name and the registered address of your corporation or business. The Ministry also requires two pieces of official mail, such as a corporate tax filing, utility bill, or lease agreement, which must also contain the name and registered address of the corporation or business.
2. Fill the form below. The RIN-Ontario request form is used to request the drafting of a sworn statement. A $200 service fee applies, covering both the drafting and the notarization. Your sworn statement is guaranteed for delivery within 30 minutes.
3. Book your Notary Public appointment below. Immediately after filling and submitting your request form, book your Notary Public appointment. You can book an appointment for the same day. You will appear before the Notary Public by video conference. At the end of the 30 minute appointment, you will be in possession of your duly notarized sworn statement in Adobe PDF form. You will receive the original by mail within three business days.
4. Attend at Service Ontario with your notarized sworn statement. Ensure you also have the following with you - the Articles of Incorporation of your corporation or the Business Name Registration of your partnership or the Master Business License of your sole proprietorship, and your two chosen pieces of official mail. Service Ontario will verify these documents, and create a new RIN for your corporation or business. Your may also submit these documents to your car dealership for the acquisition of the RIN on your behalf.
If you have completed and submitted the request form above, you can now book your Notary Public appointment.
Click on the button below to book the appointment. The booking scheduler will open in a new tab on your browser. You will be required to pick a date and time, and provide your name and email address for cross-referencing to your submitted request.
Do not sign the sworn statement, which you will shortly receive, until you are in front of the Notary Public by video conference.