Registering a Vehicle

Before registration

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.

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.

To avoid unpleasant surprises

Before buying a used tractor, check with the Registre des droits personnels et réels mobiliers (register of personal and movable real rights—in French only) to make sure it is free of debt. If you buy a tractor that has not been paid for in full, it can be seized by the creditor.

If the tractor has previously been registered, you can also request a copy of the vehicle record from the SAAQ to find out how it has been used in the past.

To obtain a copy of the vehicle record, you can:

Last update: May 13, 2022