The price to renew your licence plate sticker is going up again.

In a statement to CTV News, a Ministry of Transportation spokesperson confirmed the increased price for a one year licence sticker renewal to be $120 for residents in southern Ontario. The current cost is $108.

For people living in the northern reaches of the province, the cost will only be $60 – it’s currently $54.

The above increases are for passenger and light commercial vehicles (less than 3,000 kg) for personal use.

The province attributes the rise to an increase cost to maintain highway infrastructure across Ontario.

In 2011, the cost for a licence plate sticker was only $74. That means there has been an increase of 62 per cent over the last five years.

“By making gradual changes to vehicle licence fees we can keep costs down for families and industry, while maintaining the safe roads and bridges that Ontarian’s travel on,” the statement said.

The increase takes effect on Sept. 1.


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