Rates and Fines

Contribution to public transit

Owners of a passenger vehicleA motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, a moped and a minibus. This vehicle must be owned by a natural person, carry up to 9 occupants (where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec), and be used mainly for personal purposes. who live in some municipalities are required to pay an annual public transit contribution. This contribution is non-refundable if a vehicle owner changes addresses. Consult the Cost of Registration Renewal – Passenger Vehicles web page to find out the cost of this contribution.

Owners of a passenger vehicle who live in the following municipalities are required to pay an annual contribution to public transport:

Montréal area

  • Baie-d'Urfé 
  • Beaconsfield 
  • Beauharnois 
  • Beloeil 
  • Blainville 
  • Boisbriand 
  • Bois-des-Filion 
  • Boucherville 
  • Brossard 
  • Candiac 
  • Carignan 
  • Chambly 
  • Charlemagne 
  • Châteauguay 
  • Contrecœur 
  • Côte-Saint-Luc 
  • Delson 
  • Deux-Montagnes 
  • Dollard-Des Ormeaux 
  • Dorval 
  • Hampstead 
  • Hudson 
  • L'île-Dorval 
  • L'île-Perrot 
  • Kanesatake 
  • Kirkland 
  • La Prairie 
  • L'Assomption 
  • Laval 
  • Léry 
  • Longueuil 
  • Lorraine 
  • Mascouche 
  • McMasterville 
  • Mercier 
  • Mirabel 
  • Montréal (ville)
  • Montréal-Est (ville)
  • Montréal-Ouest (ville)
  • Mont-Royal 
  • Mont-Saint-Hilaire 
  • Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot 
  • Otterburn Park 
  • Pincourt 
  • Pointe-Calumet 
  • Pointe-Claire 
  • Repentigny 
  • Richelieu 
  • Rosemère 
  • Saint-Amable 
  • Saint-Basile-le-Grand 
  • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville 
  • Saint-Constant 
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines 
  • Sainte-Catherine 
  • Sainte-Julie 
  • Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac 
  • Sainte-Thérèse 
  • Saint-Eustache 
  • Saint-Jérôme 
  • Saint-Joseph-du-Lac 
  • Saint-Lambert 
  • Saint-Lazare 
  • Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu 
  • Saint-Philippe 
  • Saint-Sulpice 
  • Senneville 
  • Terrasse-Vaudreuil 
  • Terrebonne 
  • Varennes 
  • Vaudreuil-Dorion
  • Verchères 
  • Westmount

Québec area

  • L'Ancienne-Lorette 
  • Lévis 
  • Notre-Dame-des-Anges 
  • Québec (ville)
  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
  • Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon 
  • Wendake 

Gatineau area

  • Gatineau (ville)
  • Cantley 
  • Chelsea 

Trois-Rivières area

  • Trois-Rivières (ville)
  • Wôlinak 

Saguenay area

  • (City of) Saguenay

Sherbrooke area

  • (City of) Sherbrooke

As an authorized government agent, the SAAQ collects this contribution and remits it to the Ministère des Transports. For information or to file a complaint, contact the Ministère des Transports.

Tax on Passenger Vehicle Registration

As of July 1, 2011, owners of passenger vehiclesA motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, a moped and a minibus. This vehicle must be owned by a natural person, carry up to 9 occupants (where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec), and be used mainly for personal purposes. registered within the Montréal agglomeration are required to pay an additional tax if their vehicle:

  • is designed to transport up to nine occupants at a time
  • does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec
  • is used mainly for personal purposes

This tax is added to the public transit contribution and cannot be reimbursed in the event of a change of address. To find out the amount of this tax, consult the Cost of Registration Renewal – Passenger Vehicles web page. 

Owners of a passenger vehicle who live in the following municipalities are required to pay a tax on vehicle registration:

  • Baie-d'Urfé
  • Beaconsfield
  • Côte-Saint-Luc
  • Dollard-des Ormeaux
  • Dorval
  • Hampstead
  • Kirkland
  • L'Île-Dorval
  • Montréal
  • Montréal-East
  • Montréal-West
  • Mont-Royal
  • Pointe-Claire
  • Senneville
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
  • Westmount

As an authorized collector, the SAAQ collects this tax and remits it to the city of Montréal. For information or to file a complaint, contact the city of Montréal.

Last update: August 16, 2021