A tow truck used for commercial purposes 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 your tow truckMotor vehicle equipped to lift and tow a road vehicle or to load a road vehicle onto its platform..
The business must be registered in the register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles of the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ).
If the business purchasing the tow truck is not registered with the CTQ, it may still register the vehicle, but it cannot put it into operation.
The most recent mechanical inspection must have been performed within the past 12 months. You must present a valid mechanical inspection certificate when you register the tow truck.
It cannot be re-authorized for road use until it has passed a mechanical inspection carried out by a certified business and a valid mechanical inspection certificate has been issued.
The buyer and the seller–or their representatives–must present their driver's licence or another official photo ID document.
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 your tow truck 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 tow truck.
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 vehicle is authorized for road use in Québec.
To find out the cost to have a tow truck registered, visit the Rates and Fines section.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
Whether the tow truck 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 tow truck is purchased from an individual, the buyer is only required to pay the QST.
A business that purchases a tow truck must have a civil liability insurance policy contracted from a private insurer providing minimum coverage of $50,000.
If the business' tow trucks are not insured and one of them 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