Road safety is everyone’s business and a priority for the SAAQ. Road safety starts with obeying the Highway Safety Code and adopting safe behaviours.
Heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators, here is everything you need to know to fulfil your obligations and ensure your safety and that of other road users.
In Québec, the transportation of passengers is subject to specific requirements that concern vehicles as well as drivers, owners and operators.
Businesses and self-employed workers can consult, manage or modify their vehicle fleet record online and much more (section in French only).
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Every year, we send you a driver's licence renewal notice that provides various information, including the payment due date.
If an error appears on your driver's licence or if you wish to change some information, you must notify the SAAQ.
Conditions added to a driver's licence are mainly related to the state of health of drivers and may impose restrictions on their driving.
You can request a copy of a driving record for yourself or other drivers with their authorization.
You must hold an international driving permit if you are from another country and are staying in Québec for more than 6 months.
A restricted licence issued after a conviction for alcohol-impaired driving authorizes its holder to only operate a vehicle equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device.
If your licence has been revoked as a result of an accumulation of demerit points, a court could grant you a restricted licence so you can continue working.
In Québec, all individuals who drive a vehicle are subject to a system of demerit points that accumulate when they are found guilty of an offence.
When peace officers detect a serious Highway Safety Code offence, they can seize a vehicle for 7, 30 or 90 days. The owner may recover the vehicle no later than 10 days after the end of the impoundment period.
Car, motorcycle, truck, snowmobile, farm tractor, trailer… Whatever the vehicle, it must be registered.
Every year, we send you a registration renewal notice. This notice contains various information, including the payment due date.
You can obtain a personalized licence plate and set yourself apart from other drivers by choosing a unique and original combination of letters and...
Select the answer that applies to your situation and find out the procedure for registering an automobile or a motor home used for personal purposes.
When an automobile or a motor home is sold between individuals, both the buyer and seller must go to an SAAQ service outlet to have the vehicle...
If you are purchasing or renting an automobile or a motor home from a car dealer or other retailer, you can either have that person register the...
Veterans can request a commemorative licence plate for their vehicles.
The commemorative licence plate is offered exclusively to veterans who...
Holders of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate can obtain a special licence plate for their vehicle. Instead of a regular licence plate number,...
Vehicles bought or sold by a business must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
A temporary registration certificate, or "transit", can be issued by the SAAQ or a dealer to allow a vehicle to operate on public roads in Québec for...
The SAAQ has implemented various means to ensure that vehicles on Québec roads are in good mechanical condition.
If you convert a heavy vehicle into a motor home for personal use, you must comply with several requirements to be authorized to put the vehicle back...
If you convert a heavy vehicle into a motor home for commercial use, you must comply with several requirements to be authorized to put the vehicle...
Last update: May 27, 2021
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