Registering a Vehicle

When you register your school bus or minibus

Step 2 When you register your school bus or minibus

Documents required

The buyer and the seller—or their representatives—must present their driver's licence or another official photo ID document.

If the bus or minibus is new

You must present the Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant and Description du véhicule neuf forms that you received from the dealer.

If the bus or minibus is used

The documents you must present when you register your bus or minibus are different depending on the person or business from which you bought it. In any case, you must indicate the bus's or minibus's odometer reading.

Bought from a dealership Bought from an individualBought from a business or a self-employed worker registered for the GST and QSTA business or self-employed worker that is registered for and collects the GST and QST. For more information, phone Revenu Québec.
  • The Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant form
  • The registration certificate signed by the former owner and the dealer
  • The most recent valid mechanical inspection certificate, which must be dated within the past 6 months
  • The most recent valid mechanical inspection certificate, which must be dated within the past 6 months
  • The sales contract between the buyer and the business or self-employed worker that owns the vehicle
  • The most recent valid mechanical inspection certificate, which must be dated within the past 6 months

If you do not have a driver's licence

Phone us to find out what documents you must bring with you when registering your bus or minibus.

If you cannot come to the service centre in person

  • If your business owns the bus or minibus, the person representing the business must present the original of a power of attorney signed by one of its directors to act on its behalf.
  • If you are an individual, the person who goes to the service centre to register the bus or minibus for you must bring the original of the Power of Attorney (PDF, 181.5 ko) form completed by you.

If the school bus or minibus is from outside Québec

It is considered to be an imported vehicle. In that case, there are other documents you have to present so that we can verify whether the bus or minibus is authorized for road use in Québec. To find out more, visit the Registering a vehicle from outside Québec web page.

Last update: December 27, 2017