Registering a Vehicle

Limousine Taxi

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The owner of a limousine who holds a specialized taxi permit can have it registered at 2 SAAQ service centres, among other locations.

1 Before registration

Taxi owner's permit

Before registering a taxi that provides limousine or "de grand luxe" limousine services, you must hold a specialized taxi permit issued by the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ).

The CTQ will check whether the vehicle meets the required standards for the transportation of passengers by taxi. Otherwise, you cannot obtain a specialized taxi permit.

Mechanical inspection

If the limousine taxi is used, 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 your vehicle.

If the vehicle purchased is used but was not used as a taxi in the past, it must undergo its first mechanical inspection.

The vehicle cannot be registered…

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.

To check whether the vehicle can be registered, you can:

You will be charged a fee for this service.

2 When you register your limousine taxi

You can register a limousine taxi at the following locations:

Montréal area

SAAQ service centre
855, boulevard Henri-Bourassa Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3L 1P3

Commission des transports du Québec
545, boulevard Crémazie Est, 10e étage, bureau 1000
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2V1

Bureau du taxi de Montréal
4949, rue Molson
Montréal (Québec) H1Y 3H6

Québec area

SAAQ service centre
787, boulevard Lebourgneuf
Québec (Québec) G2J 1C3

Commission des transports du Québec
200, chemin Sainte-Foy, 7e étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 5V5

Documents required

As the buyer, you must present:

  • your driver's licence or another official photo ID document
  • AND

  • your taxi owner's permit issued by the CTQ

Owners of limousine taxis operating within the Montréal area must also present the Confirmation de services reçus form that they received from the Bureau du taxi de Montréal.

If the vehicle is new

You must also present the Description du véhicule neuf and Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant forms that you received from the dealer.

If the vehicle is used

The documents you must present when you register your limousine are different depending on the person or business from which you bought it. In any case, you must indicate the taxi'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
  • The most recent valid mechanical inspection certificate, which must be dated within the past 6 months
  • The most recent valid mechanical inspection certificate, which must be dated within the past 6 months
  • The sales contract between the buyer and the business or self-employed worker that owns the vehicle
  • The most recent valid mechanical inspection certificate, which must be dated within the past 6 months

 

If you cannot go in person

The person registering the vehicle on your behalf will need to provide the original Power of Attorney (PDF, 905 KB) form completed by you.

If the vehicle is from outside Québec

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.

3 Costs and payment

Payment methods

At our service centres, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)
  • by one or more pre-authorized debits, after providing a cheque specimen
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

Payment of the GST and QST

Whether the limousine taxi is new or used, you must pay the GST and QST if you buy it from a dealership, business or self-employed worker registered for the GST and QST.

For more information, phone Revenu Québec.

If the limousine taxi is purchased from an individual, you are only required to pay the QST.

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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:

  • your driver's licence or your right to obtain one could be suspended
  • all of your vehicles may be prohibited from road use
  • you will be fined $325 to $2,800
Useful information

The seller remains the owner and person liable for the vehicle until...

The vehicle is registered in the buyer's name.

This means that should the buyer commit an offence or be involved in an accident with a vehicle that is still registered in the seller's name, it is the seller who would be held responsible.