The rules of the road in Canada are different from other countries. To drive in Canada, you will need to learn the
demerit point system.
You need to learn the traffic and street signs. To learn the rules of the road, it is very beneficial to read the
Official MTO Driver’s Handbook.
Registering Your Vehicle
If you are moving from another province with your vehicle, register your vehicle within 30 days. This registration includes getting and Ontario license plate and a vehicle permit.
You have to
validate your license plates on a yearly basis. The MTO will mail you a renewal application roughly 60-90 days before your birthday.
To learn more about your
driver’s license and vehicle registration, visit
Settlement.org or the
Ministry of Transportation Ontario. For locations for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario Licensing Bureaus, please search the Chatham-Kent Business and Service Directory (at the top of this page). Select the “Government Services” directory, choose “Licenses/Permits” and select your choice of community.
Chatham-Kent offers free parking throughout all of our communities.
Parking lots that charge for parking will have individual meters or require a parking permit.
Parking lots that have a fee to park will be marked with signage. If you do not pay for the parking spot you may be charged with a parking ticket. You can
pay your parking ticket by mail to:
Municipality of Chatham-Kent - Civic Centre
315 King Street West
Chatham, ON N7M 5K8
You may also visit this location or another
Municipal Office (click link and scroll to Municipal Office Locations).