I want to buy a car from a used car dealer. What do I need to know?

Find out if the dealer is registered with OMVIC

To find out if a dealer is registered with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) you can:

  • Search for the name of a dealer to find out if they are registered on the OMVIC website.
  • Phone OMVIC at: 416-226-4500, or 1-800-943-6002.
  • Ask the dealer for proof of registration with the OMVIC. If the dealer won't show you proof, contact the OMVIC to see if they are registered.

Registered dealers may also display a yellow-and-blue OMVIC sticker on their office door or window. Some registered dealers have the OMVIC logo on their purchase agreements or other paperwork.

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