2. Evidence of Ownership

When an officer writes a ticket, usually the only thing to identify you will be the licence plate. So how do they find out it belongs to you?

Licence plates are registered and administered by the Ontario government, not by municipalities. Your city must contact the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to find out who owns the licence plate. MTO then provides information about who the plate number was issued to. This information must be certified by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles as being true. It cannot be a photocopy from a database the city may have. That would be hearsay evidence. It must come from MTO and it should look like this.

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