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.
Before going to an SAAQ service outlet
Phone Revenu Québec if:
The person making a gift of the vehicle has an unpaid fine in his or her driving record.
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.
You must present:
You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 169.9 ko) form completed by your father, mother or legal guardian.
Phone us to find out what documents you must bring with you when registering your vehicle.
The person registering the vehicle on your behalf will need to provide the original Power of Attorney (PDF, 181.5 ko) form completed by you beforehand.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
In most cases, no GST or QST is charged when you give a vehicle to a family member.
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 indicate 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.
If your vehicle in no longer usable, you can discard it and donate it to a charity.
You must present your driver's licence or another official photo ID document.
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:
Last update: November 5, 2019