Manitoba Removing Addresses on Vehicle Registration Cards in the Name of Privacy

Manitoba Removing Addresses on Vehicle Registration Cards in the Name of Privacy

The home address of vehicle owners will soon be removed from Manitoba vehicle registration cards in order to protect driver privacy.

Manitoba Public Insurance is making the change, effective March 1, 2017, to non-commercial vehicle registration cards.

“Vehicle registration cards are often left inside the vehicle which makes them susceptible to being taken should the vehicle be broken into,” said Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler.

“Removal of the registered owner address will ensure the privacy, confidentiality and security of registered vehicle owners is maintained in these cases.”

New cards without the address will automatically be issued to policy holders when they renew their insurance. The change will take about five years to become fully implemented for all drivers in Manitoba.

Customers who want a new vehicle registration card immediately without a physical address can do so at any Autopac agent for a $15 vehicle registration card replacement fee.

The change does not impact commercial drivers, whose vehicles are registered under the International Registration Plan (IRP) and likely owned by commercial transport businesses, reducing the risk of any personal privacy and security concerns.

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