Change of Circumstances and New Evidence Applications

If you have been denied a conditional driver’s licence by the Board you may be eligible to file a Change of Circumstance Application or a New Evidence Application.

Change Of Circumstances Application

You must meet all of the following conditions in order to apply for a Change of Circumstances application:

  • You were denied on the basis of no exceptional hardship
  • Your suspension is longer than 6 months
  • Your circumstances have changed (e.g. your spouse was previously driving you but your spouse is now unable to drive for medical reasons)

In order to file for a Change of circumstances you must:

  • Complete the Change of Circumstances Application Form (Adobe file 41 KB)
  • Payment of $30.00 - by cheque or money order payable to the “Minister of Finance”, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or Cash. Applications submitted without payment will not be accepted. Applications cannot be accepted by fax or email
  • Provide a copy of your driver’s abstract dated within 15 days of your application
  • You will need to provide any support documents previously provided that are still relevant to your appeal
  • You will need to provide any new documentation or information for the Board to consider specifically addressing how your circumstances have changed.

Applications take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process. If your application is approved you will be notified and told to submit a new appeal application and must go through the entire hearing process again.

The granting of permission to file a new application is not a guarantee or indication that you will be approved for a conditional driver’s licence. At your Hearing the Board must still consider if you have an exceptional hardship and if they are satisfied that you are not contrary to public interest.

New Evidence Application

You must meet all of the following conditions in order to apply for a New Evidence application:

  • You were denied on the basis of being contrary to public interest
  • Your suspension is longer than 6 months
  • You have new evidence that did not exist and was not available at the time of your Hearing about why you may no longer be contrary to public interest

In order to file for a New Evidence Application you must:

  • Complete the New Evidence Application Form (Adobe file 41 KB)
  • Payment of $30.00 - by cheque or money order payable to the “Minister of Finance”, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or Cash. Applications submitted without payment will not be accepted. Applications cannot be accepted by fax or email
  • Provide a copy of your driver’s abstract dated within 15 days of your application
  • You will need to provide any support documents previously provided that are still relevant to your appeal
  • You will need to provide any new documentation or information for the Board to consider specifically addressing why you are no longer contrary to public interest.
  • New evidence is something that did not exist and was not available at the time of your original Hearing.
    • It must address the public safety concerns outlined by the Board in their written Reasons for Denial.
    • Examples may include: taking a road safety course; attending counselling; attending anger management; having a support system in place for addictions.

Applications take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process. If your application is approved you will be notified and told to submit a new appeal application and must go through the entire hearing process again.

The granting of permission to file a new application is not a guarantee or indication that you will be approved for a conditional driver’s licence. At your Hearing the Board must still consider if you have an exceptional hardship and if they are satisfied that you are not contrary to public interest.