If you are about to lend or rent your vehicle to another person, you should check whether the person's driver's licence is valid and bears the appropriate class for the type of vehicle to be driven. Otherwise, your vehicle could be seized and impounded.
You are responsible for ensuring that that person holds a valid driver's licence that bears the appropriate class of licence for the type of vehicle to be driven.
It is not enough to simply inspect the licence
A visual check does not allow you to find out if the licence has been revoked or suspended, or whether the holder has paid the renewal fees.
In terms of insurance…
Insurers allow you to lend your vehicle so long as the person using it has a valid driver's licence that bears the appropriate class for the type of vehicle to be driven. It is therefore better to check first!
This service is available:
If you want to check the validity of more than 5 licences:
For reasons of confidentiality, no names, addresses or other personal information concerning the driver's licence holder are released, and the reason why a driver's licence is not valid is not disclosed.
For more information about a person's driving record, you are required to submit a driving record request.
This service is available for free:
This service is also available for free:
If you want to check the validity of multiple licences, there is a $1.90 fee per licence for the first 5 licences and a $0.35 fee for each additional licence.
You can also email your request, but you will receive the results within 5 to 10 business days.
A reply is sent by secure email and includes:
Last update: September 15, 2023