Originally Posted by bimmerjoe
its not illeagal at all.. at the ministry there is a form and basically you donate them to the person that you want to.. personalized plates belong to you not the government
you are wrong.
"Q: Can personalized licence plates be sold and transferred to someone else?
If returned to the ministry, could someone else then buy the same personalized plate combination?
A: Ontario Transportation Ministry spokesperson Bob Nichols replies:
By law, number plates are Crown property and shall be returned when no longer in use or when requested by the ministry.
Number plates cannot be sold privately.
Personalized ("own-choice") plates returned to the ministry are terminated and can't be re-issued to a different requestor.
Plate transfers are not permitted, except under these special conditions:
Company to an employee or officer of the company, or to a family member of the president or sole owner.
Individual to company.
Individual to leasing company, or leasing company to operator of vehicle.
Individual to family member.
A transfer to an unrelated vehicle purchaser may be permitted where there is a strong existing relationship between the two parties, and the buyer has been the operator of the vehicle prior to the transfer as co-habitant, or the co-habitant's parents.
All transfers are subject to ministry approval.
So no, bimmerjoe, quit talking out of your ass, you are wrong.[http://www.wheels.ca/article/167051 ]