Here’s a list of rejected personalized Ontario licence plates for 2022
Published January 5, 2023 at 2:53 pm
The list of rejected Ontario personalized licence plates for 2022 is now out (reader’s discretion advised).
Getting a personalized licence plate in Ontario is not difficult — unless you want to include a swear word or name a political figure.
Anyone can buy a personalized licence plate online for their vehicle, starting at $310, through Service Ontario.
But each year, people apply for offensive, vulgar and other questionable letter and number combinations.
Requests for personalized licence plates will not be approved if they are objectionable under certain criteria including sexual references, abusive, obscene language, derogatory slang, or references to religion, drugs or alcohol, political figures, dignitaries and law enforcement officials, a spokesperson for Ontario’s Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery tells insauga.com.
They will also be rejected for phrases referring to violence or criminal activity, and human rights discriminations.
Plates can be rejected for clarity and readability for police or if they include intellectual property (such as trademarks).
Also, of course, personalized licence plate applications will not be accepted if the combination of letters/numbers selected has already been issued.
The rejected personalized plates on the list were ordered between Jan. 1 and Dec. 8, 2022, the spokesperson says.
They were all rejected following a review. Licence plates pending review are not on the list.
And licence plates may undergo a second review as a result of a request for reconsideration. So some of the plates below could be approved at a future date.
Here is a list of some of the rejected plates:
Abusive, obscene language and derogatory slang:
Clarity and readability:
Drugs and alcohol:
Political figures, dignitaries, law enforcement:
Sexual meaning and eliminatory functions:
Violence and criminal activity: