Registering a Vehicle

Commercial Motor Home

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A motor home owned by a business or self-employed worker must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.

The procedure to register the motor home is different if you are an individual.

1 Before registration

To register a motor home to a business

The business must be registered with the Registraire des entreprises (enterprise register), because you need to provide your Québec enterprise number (NEQ) to register your motor homeA motor vehicle permanently converted into living quarters..

Registration in the Registre des propriétaires et des exploitants de véhicules lourds (register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles)

The business must be registered in the register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles of the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ) if it owns a motor home with a gross vehicle weight ratingA vehicle's weight, including its maximum load capacity, according to the manufacturer's specifications. of 4,500 kg or more.

If the business purchasing the motor home is not registered with the CTQ, it may still register the vehicle, but it cannot put it into operation.

Mechanical inspection

You must present a valid mechanical inspection certificate to put the motor home into operation if it belongs to one of the 3 following categories:

  • it is used and comes from outside Québec
  • it has been in storage for more than 12 months
  • it has been prohibited from road use for more than 12 months

2 When you register the motor home

Documents required

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

If the motor home is new

The buyer must present the Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant and Description du véhicule neuf forms given by the dealer.

If the motor home is used

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

Bought from a dealership Bought from an individual Bought 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 valid mechanical inspection certificate if the motor home:
    • has been in storage for more than 12 months
    • has been prohibited from road use for more than 12 months
    • comes from outside Québec
  • The valid mechanical inspection certificate if the motor home:
    • has been in storage for more than 12 months
    • has been prohibited from road use for more than 12 months
    • comes from outside Québec
  • The sales contract between the buyer and the business or self-employed worker
  • The valid mechanical inspection certificate if the motor home:
    • has been in storage for more than 12 months
    • has been prohibited from road use for more than 12 months
    • comes from outside Québec

If the person registering the vehicle does not have a driver's licence

Phone us to find out what documents to bring when registering the motor home.

If none of the business's directors can come to the service outlet in person

The person registering the vehicle will have to present the original copy of a document authorizing that person to act on its behalf.

If the motor home comes 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 vehicle is authorized for road use in Québec.

3 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

Whether the motor home is new or used, the buyer must pay the GST and QST if the vehicle is bought from a dealership, business or self-employed worker registered for the GST and QST.

For more information, phone Revenu Québec.

If the motor home is purchased from an individual, the buyer is only required to pay the QST.

4 Insurance

The business must have a civil liability insurance policy contracted from a private insurer providing minimum coverage of $50,000. The minimum coverage is $1 million if you are a heavy vehicle owner or operator.

If the business' motor home is not insured and it is pulled over by the police or involved in an accident that causes more than $500 in damage to the property of another party:

  • all of the business' vehicles may be prohibited from road use
  • the business will be assessed a fine of $325 to $2,800