Collision Tow Truck Licence

You must have a Collision Tow Truck Licence if you drive or own a tow truck and use it for collision towing or the Vehicle Impound Program within our service area, which includes:

  • Town of New Tecumseth
  • Town of Adjala-Tosorontio
  • Essa Township

Collision Towing Licensing By-Law

Before you apply, make sure to review the Towing Excerpt in the Town's Business Licensing By-law.

Tow truck owners

If you're a tow truck owner, use our Tow Truck Owner Licence Application to apply. The cost of the licence is $200 per year and $200 per truck per year. Make sure to include the year, make, model, and plate number of the vehicles that you will use and Certificate of Insurance on form provided by the Town.

Send us your completed application and we will contact you to arrange an inspection.

Please include the following information for each tow truck:

  1. Proof of Valid Provincial Driver's Licence
  2. Criminal Record Check dated within 30 days of application
  3. Ministry of Transportation Driver abstract dated within 30 days of application
  4. Copy of Safety Standard Certificate or MTO Annual Inspection Certificate dated within 10 months of your application
  5. Certificate of Insurance on form provided by the Town
  6. Valid Proof of Ownership of Vehicle(s)
  7. Location of Pound and Proof that it complies with our zoning by-law
  8. Written acknowledgement that you do not share the vehicle storage compound with any other towing company
  9. Written acknowledgement that you are familiar with health and safety regulations and that each truck is equipped to ensure that all licensed drivers understand and comply with the Towing Excerpt in the Town's Business Licensing By-law.

Tow truck drivers

Use our Tow Truck Driver Licence Application to apply. Send us your completed application, including the licence fee of $50, and we will contact you to arrange an inspection.

Make sure to have the following information ready before you start:

  1. Proof of Valid Provincial Driver's Licence
  2. Criminal Record Check dated within 30 days of applying
  3. Ministry of Transportation Driver abstract dated within 30 days of applying

The licence expires on May 31 of each year.