A hearse used by a funeral home must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
The business must be registered with the Registraire des entreprises (enterprise register), because you need to provide your Québec enterprise number (NEQ) to register the hearse.
It cannot be put back into operation until it has undergone a mechanical inspection carried out by a road vehicle inspection agent authorized by the SAAQ and a mechanical inspection certificate has been issued confirming that the vehicle meets the applicable standards.
The buyer and the seller–or their representatives–must present their driver's licence or another official photo ID document.
Call Revenu Québec to find out which documents are necessary for the calculation of QST in the following cases:
The buyer must present the Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant and Description du véhicule neuf forms given by the dealer.
The documents you must present when you register the hearse are different depending on the person or business from which you bought it. In any case, you must indicate the vehicle's odometer reading.
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Phone us to find out what documents to bring when registering the hearse.
The person registering the vehicle will have to present the original copy of a document authorizing that person to act on its behalf.
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 hearse is authorized for road use in Québec.
To find out the cost to have a hearse used by a funeral home registered, visit the Rates and Fines section.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
Whether the hearse 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 hearse is purchased from an individual, the buyer is only required to pay the QST.
The business that purchases the hearse must have a civil liability insurance policy contracted from a private insurer providing minimum coverage of $50,000.
If the business' hearse 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:
Last update: May 16, 2022