Registering a Vehicle

Costs and payment

Registration fees

To find out the cost to have a commercial vehicle registered, visit the Rates and Fines section.

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 vehicle 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 vehicle is purchased from an individual, the buyer is only required to pay the QST.

The cost of registration will be higher if…

  • the vehicle is considered a luxury vehicle (it is worth more than $40,000 and is less than 7 years old), in which case a surcharge is added to the registration fee equal to 1% of the portion of the vehicle's value over $40,000
  • the engine has a cylinder capacity of 3.95 litres or more, in the case of a vehicle with a model year of 1995 or later.

Last update: November  1, 2022