Gift of a Vehicle

If you wish to give a vehicle to a family member, a friend, a business or an organization, you must transfer ownership at an SAAQ service outlet. There are conditions that apply.

Useful information

Before going to an SAAQ service outlet

Phone Revenu Québec if:

  • the vehicle is registered outside Québec
  • the person to whom you are giving the vehicle has no family relationship with you or you are giving the vehicle to a business or an organization

Transfer of ownership is not possible if…

The person making a gift of the vehicle has an unpaid fine in his or her driving record.

Giving a vehicle to a member of your family

Go to one of our service outlets to transfer ownership of the vehicle and prove your family relationship.

You will have to complete the Declaration of a Transaction Between Related Individuals with Regard to a Road Vehicle Registered in Québec form.

We will transmit the form to Revenu Québec so that your family relationship can be recognized.

Documents required by the SAAQ for transfer of ownership

You must present:

  • your driver's licence or another official photo ID document
  • the registration certificate of the vehicle to be given
  • a document proving the family relationship, such as:
    • a birth certificate
    • a copy of the act of birth
    • the original or a copy of a contract or certificate proving your marriage or civil union
    • a driver's licence bearing the same address and same last name

If you are under age 18

You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 103 KB) form completed by your father, mother or legal guardian.

If you do not have a driver's licence

Phone us to find out what documents you must bring with you when registering your vehicle.

If you cannot come to the service outlet in person

The person representing you for the registration will need to provide the original Power of Attorney (PDF, 905 KB) form completed by you.

Costs and payment

Payment methods

At our service outlets, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets
  • by one or more pre-authorized debits (a cheque specimen must be provided)
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

Payment of the GST and QST

In most cases, no GST and QST is charged when you give a vehicle to a family member.

Giving a vehicle to a friend, a business or an organization

If the vehicle is given to a business or an organization, you must present a contract or invoice showing that the vehicle is a gift and indicating the new owner's name.

If the vehicle is given to a friend, a business or an organization, the new owner may be required to pay the QST when ownership is transferred. To determine if this is the case, phone Revenu Québec.

We collect the QST payable, which is generally based on the current priceMarket value of the vehicle, minus $500. of the vehicle.

Donating your old vehicle to a charity

If your vehicle in no longer usable, you can discard it and donate it to a charity.

Documents required by the SAAQ for the transfer of ownership

You must present:

  • your driver's licence or another official photo ID document
  • the vehicle's registration certificate

Mandatory private insurance coverage

You must have a civil liability insurance policy contracted from a private insurer providing minimum coverage of $50,000. The minimum is $1 million if you are a carrier and $2 million if you haul hazardous materials.

If you are not insured and you are pulled over by the police or involved in a traffic accident that causes more than $500 in damage to the property of another party:

  • your driver's licence or your right to obtain one could be suspended
  • all of your vehicles may be prohibited from road use
  • you will be assessed a fine that varies depending on the type of vehicle