Registering a Vehicle

Hearse

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A hearse used by a funeral home must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.

1 Before registration

To register a hearse 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 the hearse.

If the hearse is not authorized for road use or has been stored for one year or longer

It cannot be put back into operation until it has passed a mechanical inspection carried out by a certified business and a valid mechanical inspection certificate has been issued.

2 When you register the hearse

Documents required

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

Before Going to an SAAQ Service Outlet

To find out which documents are necessary for the calculation of QST, call Revenu Québec:

  • 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 the hearse 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 hearse is used

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.

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
  • A valid mechanical inspection certificate for a vehicle from outside Québec, or a vehicle that was in storage for more than 12 months or prohitibed from road use for more than 12 months
  • A valid mechanical inspection certificate for a vehicle from outside Québec, or a vehicle that was in storage for more than 12 months or prohibited from road use for more than 12 months
  • The sales contract between the buyer and the business or self-employed worker
  • A valid mechanical inspection certificate for a vehicle from outside Québec, or a vehicle that was in storage for more than 12 months or prohitibed from road use for more than 12 months

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 hearse.

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 hearse 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 hearse 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 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.

4 Insurance

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:

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

Last update: May 16, 2022