The $30 Drive Clean initial testing fee for light-duty vehicles at each registration renewal was eliminated as of April 1, 2017.
The following test fees will continue to be paid by the consumer:
The Vehicle Inspection Report that the vehicle owner receives when the Drive Clean test has been completed will state whether the test was free.
Ontario is eliminating the fee to reduce the burden on individual vehicle owners (households). Fee elimination will also reduce the surplus that has occurred over the past few years.
When Drive Clean began in 1999 there were significant start-up costs and deficits were run until 2010/ 2011. We have since modernized the program which has resulted in cost savings.