Registering a Vehicle

Dealer Plate

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Dealer plates (X licence plates) are used by recyclers, auto body shops, manufacturers, dealerships and other retailers for transporting or test driving vehicles.

Dealer plates can be used to:

  • loan a vehicle for fewer than 6 days
  • perform test drives
  • replace a vehicle under repair

1 Who can order X licence plates?

  • Dealerships and other retailers as well as their subcontractors
  • Manufacturers and auto body shops

A dealer plate can be used with the following vehicles:

  • passenger vehicles
  • motorcycles, mopeds and scooters
  • buses and minibuses
  • trucks
  • equipment transport vehicles
  • tool vehicles
  • trailers
  • off-road vehicles

If the vehicle has 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, you must be registered in the Registre des propriétaires et des exploitants de véhicules lourds (register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles) of the Commission des transports du Québec to be allowed to operate this vehicle.

Useful information

Dealer plates cannot be used with vehicles that:

  • have been discarded
  • did not follow their mechanical inspection calendar
  • have been declared severely damaged or unrebuildable vehicles

2 If you are a dealership or other retailer

To order one or more dealer plates, you must hold a valid operating licence.

Ordering in person at one of our service outlets

The person responsible for ordering the plates must bring:

  • his or her driver's licence or another official photo ID document
  • the original of a document authorizing the person to act on behalf of the business if the person is not one of its directors

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.

Ordering by mail

  1. Fill out the Bon de commande – commerçants (PDF, 148 KB) form (in French only)
  2. Mail it to us along with a cheque or money order at:
    Service aux entreprises
    Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
    333, boulevard Jean-Lesage, C-3-33
    Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
    Québec (Québec)  G1K 8J6

3 If you are a subcontractor for a dealership or other retailer

You must mail us your order at the following address:

Service aux entreprises
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
333, boulevard Jean-Lesage, C-3-33
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec)  G1K 8J6

You must enclose with your request:

  • a description of the business carried out by your company
  • the dealer's written authorization to act on its behalf
  • proof of insurance

We will only mail out your licence plate if you have paid by:

  • cheque
  • money order
  • pre-authorized debits

4 If you are a manufacturer or an auto body shop

You must mail us your request at:

Service aux entreprises
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
333, boulevard Jean-Lesage, C-3-33
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec)  G1K 8J6

In your request, you must describe the business carried out by your company.

We will only mail out your order if you have paid by:

  • cheque
  • money order
  • pre-authorized debits