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RIN Letter

In Ontario, RIN stands for "Registration Identification Number". A RIN letter is a document issued by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) that confirms the registration and identification number of a particular vehicle. The RIN letter contains important information about the vehicle, including the make, model, year, and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

You may need a RIN letter in various situations, such as if you are importing a vehicle from outside of Canada, or if you are registering a vehicle that was previously registered outside of Ontario.

A RIN letter is also required if you need to complete a Vehicle Transfer, Dealer Re-Registration or Vehicle Inspection under the Highway Traffic Act.


The RIN letter is an important document that verifies the identity and registration status of the vehicle, and is often required as part of the registration or inspection process. You can obtain a RIN letter by contacting your local MTO office or by using the online services provided by the ministry.


A RIN letter at least contains the following elements:

  1. Vehicle information: The RIN letter includes information about the vehicle, such as the make, model, year, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

  2. Registration information: The RIN letter confirms the current registration status of the vehicle, including the plate number and the name of the registered owner.

  3. Issuance details: The RIN letter contains details about when it was issued, such as the date and the issuing MTO office.

  4. Purpose of the letter: The RIN letter states the purpose for which it was issued, such as for vehicle registration, inspection, or transfer.

  5. MTO contact information: The RIN letter provides contact information for the MTO office that issued the letter, including the office address, phone number, and email address.

  6. Certification: The RIN letter is signed and certified by an authorized representative of the MTO.

The RIN letter is an important document that verifies the identity and registration status of a vehicle and is often required as part of the registration or inspection process in Ontario.

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