Registering a Vehicle

Transferring and registering the vehicle


The vehicle can be transferred and registered online through SAAQclic when the following conditions are met:

The seller must: 

  • be the owner of the vehicle or the registrant if the vehicle is owned by more than one person
  • be aged 14 or older

The buyer must:

  • be aged 18 or older

The seller and buyer must:

  • carry out the transfer using their respective SAAQclic accounts, and, therefore, have each created their own SAAQclic account
  • have the right to sell and buy a vehicle

The vehicle must:

  • be registered in Québec
  • be less than 25 years old
  • be classified as a passenger vehicle, in other words:
    • be an automobile, sport utility vehicle or minivan
    • have a maximum capacity of nine occupants
    • be used for personal purposes

Selling your vehicle?

Start by identifying the vehicle and entering the identification number found on the buyer’s (registrant’s) driver’s licence. Then enter the sale price. You will also have the option to transfer your licence plate to the buyer.

Buying a vehicle?

Simply access your SAAQclic account, accept the vehicle transfer, and register the vehicle within 48 business hours following the seller’s transfer. Among other things, you will have to enter the vehicle’s odometer reading and add your banking information to your account to pay the QST and any applicable registration fees.

For more information, see our Fact Sheet – Transferring a Vehicule Between Individuals on SAAQclic (PDF, 119.6 ko).

At a service outlet

The buyer and seller must show their driver's licence or another official photo ID document.

The buyer must also supply the vehicle's odometer reading.

Before Going to an SAAQ Service Outlet

Call Revenu Québec to find out which documents are necessary for the calculation of QST in the following cases:

  • if the vehicle is more than 25 years old (more than 40 years old, in the case of a truck)
  • if the vehicle is a used luxury vehicle less than 25 years old and not listed in the reference guide used by Revenu Québec (luxury vehicles that are not listed: Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Hummer, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati and Rolls Royce)
  • if the vehicle comes from outside Canada
  • if the used vehicle is damaged or has unusual wear

If you are under age 18

You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 123.4 ko) 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 go in person

The person who goes to the service outlet for you must bring the original Power of Attorney (PDF, 298.8 ko) form completed by you beforehand.

If the vehicle is from outside Québec

A vehicle from outside Québec is considered to be an imported vehicle, which means there are other documents you will have to provide so that we can verify whether the vehicle can be used in Québec. Refer to the Registering a vehicle from outside Québec section for more information.

Last update: August 25, 2023