Important Notice

February 1, 2024

On April 1, 2024, Tribunals Ontario’s Hearing Audio Recordings Policy will take effect. Please see our operational update for more details.

Operational Updates

Last Updated: January 1, 2024


This page provides information on operational changes at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). All in-person service counters are closed.

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Ontario Career College Act, 2005

January 1, 2024

As of January 1, 2024, LAT-General Service can accept appeals under the Ontario Career College Act, 2005.


Category 2 Rules and LAT-AABS Applications

December 12, 2023

The Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules, 2023 began to apply on August 21, 2023.

The Information Sheet – Application Rules explains how the Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules, 2023 apply to applications. The application rules fall into two general categories:

Category Details
Category 1 Updated and New Rules that apply as of August 21, 2023
Category 2 Updated Rules that apply based on Date of Application and the First Notice of Case Conference

The first set of LAT-AABS case conferences with Category 2 Rules in effect will occur in early January 2024. In preparation, the LAT has developed a new AABS-specific Practice Direction as well as new and updated forms.

New LAT-AABS Practice Direction on Exchanging Documents, Production Orders, Witness Lists & Hearing Briefs

The LAT has developed a Practice Direction on exchanging documents, production orders, and filing documents for hearings.

This Practice Direction is for LAT-AABS applications where Category 2 Rules apply.

New and Updated Forms

The LAT has developed new and updated forms for LAT-AABS applications where the Category 2 Rules apply:

New Form:

LAT-AABS Oral Hearing Requirement Form

Updated Form:

Case Conference Summary

Questions and Comments

Any questions and comments about this operational update can be directed to LATregistrar@ontario.ca.


Trust in Real Estate Services Act

December 1, 2023

Effective December 1, 2023, the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) – General Service can accept appeals under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002 (TRESA). TRESA will replace the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. TRESA regulations apply to real estate brokers and salespersons in Ontario. The Real Estate Council of Ontario is responsible for enforcing TRESA regulations.

More information about LAT’s hearing and appeal process under TRESA can be found in our TRESA information sheet.


Revised Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules in Effect

August 21, 2023

(Available in French)

The revised Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules begin to apply as of August 21, 2023.

Each revised Rule is governed by an application provision that sets out when the revisions contained in that particular Rule will come into effect. For more information about the application of the Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules to your file, please review the Application Rules Information Sheet.

More information about the revised Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules will be added to the LAT website in the coming months.

New Practice Directions

The LAT has developed two new Practice Directions that provide more information about the revised Rules for Adjournments and Reconsiderations:

New and Updated Forms

The LAT has developed new and updated forms for the revised Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules:

New Form:

Updated Forms:

Please note that the former version of the Request for Reconsideration Form will continue to apply to any requests for reconsideration related to decisions and orders issued prior to August 21, 2023.

Questions and Comments

Any questions and comments about the revised Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules can be directed to LATregistrar@ontario.ca.


LAT Revised Rules

July 21, 2023

Revised rules for the LAT will go into effect beginning on August 21, 2023. A copy of the Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules is available in English and French.

More information, including updated forms, will be posted on the Tribunal’s website in August.


Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act

June 22, 2023

Effective July 1, 2023, the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) – General Service can accept appeals under the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA). TSSEA regulations apply to tow truck drivers, tow operators and vehicle storage operators in Ontario. The Director of Towing and Vehicle Storage Standards is responsible for overseeing the Act.

More information about LAT’s hearing and appeal process under TSSEA can be found on the Resources webpage.