New or Used Motorcycle Bought from a DealerChange
If you purchase or rent a motorcycle from a motorcycle dealer or other retailer, you must register it at an SAAQ service outlet.
If the model year of the motorcycle is prior to 1981
The motorcycle may be considered a vehicle with restricted-area use. Such a motorcycle may only be operated on roads where the speed limit is 70 km/h or less.
If the buyer or the seller has an unpaid fine for an offence under the Highway Safety Code or under a municipal traffic or parking bylaw.
The Bureau des infractions et amendes and the municipal courts are responsible for collecting fines. You cannot pay a fine at an SAAQ service outlet.
To check whether the vehicle can be registered, you can use our online service. You will be charged a fee for this service.
You must go to one of our service outlets shortly after the delivery of the motorcycle to register it in your name.
If you want a green licence plate for your electric motorcycle, be sure to go to a service outlet that issues that type of licence plate.
To find out which documents are necessary for the calculation of QST, call Revenu Québec:
You must also bring:
Phone us to find out what documents you must bring with you when registering your motorcycle.
The person registering the vehicle on your behalf will need to provide:
It is considered to be animported vehicle. In that case, there are other documents you have to present so that we can verify whether the motorcycle is authorized for road use in Québec. To find out more, visit the Registering a vehicle from outside Québec web page.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
If the motorcycle is bought from a dealership, you must pay the GST and QST to the dealer on delivery.
The motorcycle is considered a high-risk motorcycle, that is, a motorcycle designed for performance and recognized as such by its manufacturer.
You must have a civil liability insurance policy contracted from a private insurer providing minimum coverage of $50,000.
If you are not insured and you are pulled over by the police or involved in a traffic accident that causes more than $500 in damage to the property of another party:
Last update: May 20, 2016