The Act respecting remunerated passenger transportation by automobile came into force on October 10, 2020. To find out more about the obligations set forth under the Act and its attendant regulations as well as deadlines, see the reference document (in French only) or visit Modernisation de l’industrie du taxi (in French only).
To operate a taxi or a vehicle comparable to a taxi, you must hold an authorization for a vehicle to provide remunerated passenger transportation and comply with the obligations of the Act respecting remunerated passenger transportation by automobile and the Regulation respecting remunerated passenger transportation by automobile.
The SAAQ reserves the right to refuse or withdraw a vehicle’s authorization to provide remunerated passenger transportation if it no longer meets eligibility criteria or was used to commit an offence.
You must go to one of our service outlets and bring:
If you are eligible, we will give you:
Note that the vehicle authorization and the government accessory are not transferable.
Every year, the SAAQ sends a renewal notice to the owners of vehicles that are authorized to provide remunerated passenger transportation.
The attestation renewal period varies depending on the type of vehicle and how you use it.
The renewal of the authorized vehicle’s attestation occurs each year at the same time that the vehicle’s registration is renewed. The first letter of your last name determines the month in which your vehicle is renewed.
|First letter of last name||Renewal month|
|A – C – W||February|
|D – E – F||May|
|G – H – J||June|
|M – N – O – V||August|
|P – Q – R||October|
|I – K – S – T – U – X – Y – Z||November|
The attestation of authorization for passenger vehicles used mainly (more than 50% of its use) for remunerated passenger transportation is renewed in March.
The attestation of authorization for vehicles bearing an amateur radio operator plate is renewed in March.
The attestation of authorization for restricted-use vehicles is renewed in March.
Keep your authorized vehicle attestation payment notice. You may need it to inform us of modifications made to your vehicle during the year.
If a vehicle is no longer in your possession or is no longer used to provide remunerated passenger transportation, you must inform the SAAQ. To do so, you can fill out the “Cancellation” section of your authorized vehicle attestation payment notice and return it to us by mail.
All vehicles authorized to provide remunerated passenger transportation are required to undergo a mechanical inspection depending on the vehicle’s age and odometer reading.
If the vehicle is 4 years old or older, or if the vehicle is less than 4 years old but has reached 80,000 km, a mechanical inspection is required every year or every 60,000 km.
If the vehicle is 8 to 10 years old, the mechanical inspection must be carried out every 6 months.
You must schedule an appointment with an SAAQ road vehicle inspection agent.
If the vehicle is found to be compliant, the road vehicle inspection agent will affix an inspection sticker on the vehicle. If the vehicle is not compliant, the necessary repairs will have to be made.
$9.20 (including taxes) for issue, renewal or replacement
$17.40 (including taxes) for issue or replacement
Last update: March 18, 2021