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How To Change My Address With the Government of Ontario?

Changing your address with the government of Ontario is an important step to take during your moving process. Since it is that crucial of a task, we have gathered all the ways you can do so both at the provincial and federal level!

Changing Your Address With the Government of Ontario

The easiest way to change your address with the government of Ontario is to visit ServiceOntario who will guide you through all the Ontario governmental agencies that must be notified of your new address.

Below are the main provincial agencies to notify of your move as soon as possible.

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Driver’s Licence and Vehicle Permit

You can inform ServiceOntario of your change of address in two different ways: 

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) - Health Card

There are three different ways for you to change your address on your health card: 

ServiceOntario 
P.O. Box 48 
Kingston ON K7L 5J3 

Ontario Photo Card

There are two different ways for you to change your address on your Ontario Photo Card:  

  • Visit your local ServiceOntario centre
  • Send written request along with your full name, photo card number, current address, new address, and signature to this address: 

ServiceOntario
P.O. Box 9200
Kingston, ON
K7L 5K4

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Elections Ontario

There are two ways for you to change your address with Elections Ontario:

Return these two documents by email to:

register@elections.on.ca

Or by mail to the following address: 

Elections Ontario Permanent Register of Electors 
51 Rolark Drive Toronto, ON M1R 3B1

*If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact Elections Ontario at: 1-888-668-8683 or the TTY line at 1-888-292-2312.

Changing Your Address With the Government of Canada

You also must notify the federal agencies of your new address. The most important is the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that must be informed as soon as possible. Below is a list of common governmental agencies  that you should consider notifying if you are moving.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after moving do I have to change my address on my driving licence and vehicle permit?

After moving, you will have 6 days to change your address on your driving licence and your vehicle permit. You will also need to update the address on your health card within 30 days of your move.

Is there a fine for not changing your address on your driving licence in Ontario?

If you do not change your address on your driving licence in Ontario within 6 days of your move, you may be required to pay a fine of up to 85$.

How much does it cost to change your address on your driving licence and vehicle permit in Ontario?

There is no cost to change your address on your driving licence and vehicle permit in Ontario. It is free of charge.

Is there a fee when changing your address on your Ontario Photo Card?

There is no fee when changing your address for your Ontario Photo Card. It is free of charge.

How long does it take to receive your new Ontario driver’s licence by mail?

It takes around 4 to 6 weeks to receive your Ontario driver’s licence by mail.

How will I be receiving my new vehicle permit in Ontario?

Vehicle permits are not delivered, they are only available by pickup. To receive your new vehicle permit in Ontario, you must pick it up in person at a ServiceOntario centre.

What do I need to bring to change my address in Ontario?

*Note: For all address changes you will need your full address (unit and floor number, city, province and postal code).

Driver's Licence & Vehicle Permit

  • Your driver’s licence number or registrant identification number
  • The issue date on your driver’s licence

Photo Health Card

In person:

If there is an address printed on your Photo Health Card, the address must be changed in person at a ServiceOntario centre.

Online:

  • Your health card number and version code
  • Your postal code found on your current driver’s licence
  • The 9 characters listed on the back of your health card

Ontario Photo Card

Whether you are changing the address on your Ontario photo card in person or by mail you will need:

  • Your full name 
  • The number on your photo card
  • Your current address
  • Your new address
  • You signature

Can you change your address on a driver’s licence without a health card in Ontario?

Yes, you can. You do not need a health card to change your address on a driver’s licence in Ontario.

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