Farm Vehicle Weighing Over 3,000 kgChange
A farmer who uses a farm vehicle weighing over 3,000 kg for the operation of a farm must register the vehicle at an SAAQ service outlet.
A farm vehicleA motor vehicle that is a truck, pick-up truck or minivan owned by a farmer (a person holding a registration card issued by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec, or a person who is a member of an association certified under the Farm Producers Act) and used mainly for the transportation of farm produce or material required in its production. is a truck, a small van or a light-duty truck owned by a farmer who uses it for the transportation of farm produce.
A farmer can register up to 5 farm vehicles.
No registration for farm machinery
Even if used for the operation of a farm, farm machinery does not require to 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.
If the farm vehicle's gross vehicle weight ratingA vehicle's weight, including its maximum load capacity, according to the manufacturer's specifications. is 4,500 kg or more, you must be registered in the register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles of the Commission des transports du Québec.
If you are not registered in the register, you can still register your farm vehicle, but you cannot put it into operation.
If the farm vehicle is used, the most recent mechanical inspection must have been performed within the past year. You must present a valid mechanical inspection certificate when you register your vehicle.
Before buying a used farm vehicle, 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 vehicle that has not been paid for in full, it can be seized by the creditor.
You can also request a copy of the vehicle record from the SAAQ to find out:
To obtain a copy of the vehicle record, you can:
It cannot be put back into operation until it has passed a mechanical inspection carried out by a certified business and a valid mechanical inspection certificate has been issued.
The buyer and the seller must present their driver's licence or another official photo ID document.
To demonstrate that the vehicle will be used for the operation of their farm, farmers are also required to show:
To find out which documents are necessary for the calculation of QST, call Revenu Québec:
You must present the Attestation de transaction avec un commerçant and Description du véhicule neuf forms that you received from the dealer.
The documents you must present when you register your farm vehicle are different depending on the person or business from which you bought it. In any case, you must indicate the farm vehicle's odometer reading.
|Bought from a dealership||Bought from an individual||Bought from a business 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.|
You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 169.9 ko) form completed by your father, mother or legal guardian.
Phone us to find out what documents you must bring with you when registering your farm vehicle.
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.
Whether the farm vehicle 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 vehicle is purchased from an individual, you are only required to pay the QST.
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:
The farm 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.
Last update: August 8, 2017