New or Used Snowmobile or All-Terrain Vehicle Bought from a DealerChange
A new or used snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle bought from a dealer must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
What qualifies as an off-road vehicle
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 new or used snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle to register it in your name.
If you do not have the registration certificate, call us.
To find out which documents are necessary for the calculation of QST, call Revenu Québec:
You must also bring:
Call us to find out what documents you need to bring to register your snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle.
The person registering the vehicle on your behalf will need to provide:
A vehicle from outside Québec is considered to be an imported vehicle, which means there are other documents you will have to provide so that we can verify whether the vehicle can be used in Québec. Refer to the Registering a vehicle from outside Québec section for more information.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
If the snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle is bought from a dealership, you must pay the GST and QST to the dealer on delivery.
In addition to the annual registration fee, you must pay an additional charge that will be used to maintain Québec’s network of snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails.
You must hold private civil liability insurance for at least $1,000,000 to ensure compensation for any bodily injury or property damage caused by your vehicle.
Such insurance coverage is required for the following vehicles:
Check with the SAAQ to find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for injuries sustained in an accident involving your snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle.
Last update: September 23, 2021