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Ordering a Personalized Licence Plate

You can order your personalized licence plate using this online service.

Before you begin

To order a personalized licence plate for a vehicle that you own, lease, co-own or co-lease, make sure you have on hand:

  • your vehicle’s most recent registration certificate
  • your credit card (Visa or Mastercard)

To order a personalized licence plate for a vehicle that you intend to lease or to purchase within the next four years, make sure you have on hand:

  • your most recent driver’s licence
  • your credit card (Visa or Mastercard)

To order a personalized licence plate for a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle (V plate), you must have on hand the vehicle’s most recent registration certificate.

Please note that you cannot order a personalized licence plate to offer or sell to another person. After you have completed your order, it will no longer be possible to transfer your personalized licence plate to a vehicle associated with a different file (for example, a vehicle your spouse owns or a vehicle you co-own or co-lease).

Who can use this service

Who can order a personalized licence plate?

  • Owners of vehicles registered in Québec
  • Co-owners or co-lessees of vehicles registered under more than one name (the personalized licence plate is associated with the registration certificate, not the owners)
  • Holders of a licence authorizing the operation of a road vehicle
  • Owners or long-term lessees of vehicles that are used less than 50% of the time to provide remunerated transportation services

Please note that you cannot order a personalized licence plate to offer or sell to another person.

See the eligible vehicles as well as the eligibility criteria. 

Important Information

Possible character combinations

See the general guidelines for choosing your character combination. 

The SAAQ reserves the right to refuse, or to remove from circulation, any character combination that does not comply with the established rules, and is not liable for any prejudice which may result from the combination chosen by the applicant.

If the chosen character combination is accepted by the SAAQ, you will be informed by automated email, and the character combination will automatically be sent to the manufacturer.

If the character combination chosen is refused by the SAAQ, an automated email will be sent to you informing you of the situation, and the acquisition fees will be reimbursed. If you wish to choose another combination, you will have to complete a new order.

Delivery time

The licence plate will be delivered by Canada Post to the address indicated in the SAAQ’s files, within 3 to 6 weeks. You will receive an email from Canada Post with the tracking number for the delivery. If you have still not received your licence plate at the end of this period, please contact us.

Change of address

Your personalized licence plate will be mailed to the address that is on file at the moment the order is placed. If you will be moving during the period allowed for delivery, you must change your address prior to placing your order. Otherwise, your personalized licence plate will be mailed to your former address. Expect a delay of 2 business days for your address to be changed in your file at the SAAQ.

You can notify 6 different government departments and agencies, including the SAAQ, in one easy online step with the Service québécois de changement d'adresse.

Fees

Acquisition of a personalized licence plate

$257.54 (taxes included)

The acquisition fees for a personalized licence plate are not reimbursable.

Note that the acquisition fees for a personalized licence plate do not include the vehicle registration renewal fees, which are charged each year.

Annual personalized licence plate fees

$35.64 (taxes included)

The annual fees for a personalized licence plate are not reimbursable. 

The annual fees are charged each year through a statement of account. This statement is sent to you in the weeks following your birthday.

Please note that the invoicing date for the annual fees for a personalized licence plate that is associated with a vehicle that is co-owned, co-leased or owned by a trust is based on the date on which the personalized licence plate was mailed.

Note that these annual fees are charged even if you have not activated your personalized licence plate or the vehicle associated with the licence plate has been put into storage, discarded or prohibited from being put into operation.

If you do not wish to pay the annual fees in the future, you must return your personalized licence plate to an SAAQ service outlet.

Fee for reprinting a personalized licence plate

$59.21 (taxes included)

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Last update: November 30, 2021

Online service hours

Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, from noon to 11:00 p.m.

Important: Any operation completed after 11:00 p.m. will not be recorded.