The status of your vehicle is “active” or “in storage” in the SAAQ’s vehicle registration records OR
If you do not currently own or lease a vehicle, you have informed the SAAQ that you are committed to acquiring or leasing a vehicle within the next four years
You must ensure that the vehicle is authorized for road use and that the driver’s licence of the person driving the vehicle is valid before the vehicle is operated. Activating the personalized licence plate does not authorize the vehicle for road use.
Possible character combinations
Spaces are not permitted.
The character combination must be clear and easy to read. For example, the following character combinations are unclear and difficult to read: MWMMWM, IIII, B8B8.
Combinations that feature more than 4 consecutive identical characters are not permitted (e.g.: AAAAA).
The letter “O” cannot be printed on a licence plate. If you include the letter “O” in your combination, it will automatically be replaced with the number “0”.
The personalized character combination chosen must comply with the following rules, whether it is read forwards or backwards. It must not include an expression or message that:
gives the false impression that the road vehicle’s owner is, or is connected to, a public authority, peace officer or carrier enforcement officer, or that he or she works for an emergency service or a government organisation
expresses disregard toward road safety
expresses an obscene, scandalous or sexual idea
expresses abusive or derogatory language or offensive expressions in any language, including texting language
promotes the perpetration of a criminal offence
could be easily confused with another licence plate number (e.g. MAG1 and MAGI)
is prohibited by law or is a distinctive nameA name is considered distinctive when it has been invented for a trademark and could only refer to this trademark.. For example, the name “Nike” cannot be used. However, the name “Apple” can be used, as it also refers to a fruit. Make sure to ensure that your chosen character combination is not a distinctive trademark.
Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds or motorized scooters and motor homes
With regard to the positions of the numbers and letters, no restrictions apply to combinations of 2 to 4 characters.
Combinations of 5 to 7 characters must respect the following formats:
5 to 7 letters
One number followed by 4 to 6 letters
4 to 6 letters followed by one number
One number followed by 3 to 5 letters and ending with one number
Consecutive “0”s are not allowed in combinations of 5 to 7 characters.
Snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (V licence plates)
With regard to the positions of the numbers and letters, no restrictions apply to combinations of 1 to 4 characters.
Combinations of 5 characters must respect the following formats:
4 letters followed by one number
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.
Fees and delivery
Acquisition of a personalized licence plate
$249.50 (taxes included)
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
$34.49 (taxes included)
Note that these annual fees are charged even if you have not activated your personalized licence plate.
These fees will be included in the total amount of the annual vehicle registration renewal notice. The acquisition fees and costs for a personalized licence plate are not reimbursable.
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.
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A personalized licence plate must be activated before it is placed on its intended vehicle. If you drive your vehicle or allow your vehicle to be driven with a non-activated licence plate, you are committing an offence and are liable to a fine of $100 to $200.
Have you moved recently?
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.