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How to Apply for a Driver’s Licence Refund

You may be entitled to a refund of the unused years left in the expiry date on a Newfoundland and Labrador driver’s licence.

A refund will be issued to a person who has paid the fee for a driver's licence if they:

  • leave the Province to take up residence in another jurisdiction
  • are deceased (refund would be issued to the (“Estate of”)
  • voluntarily surrender their driver's licence
  • return the driver's licence for medical reasons

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Moving out of Newfoundland and Labrador

If you have moved to another jurisdiction, you can request a refund of the unused years left in the expiry date on a Newfoundland and Labrador driver’s licence.

Apply either in writing to Motor Registration Division, P O Box 8710, St John’s, NL, A1B 4J5, send an email request to mrdrefunds@gov.nl.ca or fax request to 709-729-0102.

Please include:

  • your Newfoundland and Labrador driver’s licence number or name and date of birth
  • a return address
  • a telephone number or e-mail address where you can be contacted if necessary

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Still Residing in this Province

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who wish to request a refund for the following reasons, are required to:

  • Voluntarily Surrendered: The original drivers licence must be returned to the nearest Motor Registration Division office with a signed letter requesting the refund, confirming that you will no longer be driving.
  • Medical Reasons: The original drivers licence must be returned to the nearest Motor Registration Division office with a signed letter requesting the refund.
  • Driver Deceased: The original drivers licence must be returned to the nearest Motor Registration Division office with a written letter by a representative of the estate requesting a refund. The refund will be issued to “Estate Of”.

Please Note:

  • No refund will be issued on Class 05I or Class 06I Learner’s Licence.
  • A driver’s licence with less than one year left on the expiry date will not be entitled to a refund.

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How to Apply for a Licence Plate and /or Sticker Refund

A refund will be issued to an individual or a company who:

  • pays the fee for the licencing of a vehicle
  • or to the registered owner who returns the identification plate(s) and validation stickers of that vehicle to Motor Registration Division- an amount equal to:
    • 60% of the annual fee paid if the identification plates are returned within 3 months from the month of issue; or
    • 40% of the annual fee paid if the identification plates are returned after 3 months but within 6 months of the date of issue.

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Moving out of Newfoundland

If you have moved to another jurisdiction, you can request a refund of the unused months left in the expiry date on a licence plate and/or sticker as long as there are at least 6 months remaining.

Apply in writing to Motor Registration Division, P O Box 8710, St John’s, NL, A1B 4J5, send an email request to mrdrefunds@gov.nl.ca or fax request to 709-729-0102 .

Please include:

  • the date the plate was transferred to the new jurisdiction (notice of surrender or copy of the registration from the new jurisdiction)
  • a return address
  • a telephone number or email address where you can be contacted if necessary

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Still Residing in This Province

To apply for a refund the registered owner is required to return:

  • the plates and registration of the vehicle
  • or the unused sticker and registration

to the nearest Motor Registration Division office or mail to Motor Registration Division, P O Box 8710, St John’s, NL, A1B 4J5

Please Note:

  • An administration fee of $20.00 may be applicable if the vehicle renewal was paid online or at a financial institution
  • Any plate and/or sticker with less than 6 months remaining on the expiry date will not be entitled to a refund
  • Outstanding fines, fee variance or outstanding NSF activity must be paid before a refund is issued
  • In the event that an amount owing remains and the refund due is more than this amount, a portion of the refund will be applied to the outstanding amount and the balance will be refunded

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Contact

For any inquiries on refunds please contact Motor Registration Division:

Motor Registration Division

Toll Free: 1-877-636-6867
Fax: (709)729-0102

Mailing Address:

Refund Clerk

Inventory Revenue Section
Motor Registration Division
Service NL
P.O. Box 8710
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J5

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Please include a return address, telephone number or e-mail address where you could be contacted if necessary.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing of a refund.

 

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