A farmer who uses a trailer for the operation of a farm must register it at an SAAQ service outlet.
A farm trailerA trailer with a net weight of 2,300 kg or less owned by a farmer and used primarily to carry farm produce or the equipment required to produce it. is a trailer owned by a farmer who uses it for the operation of a farm.
If the buyer or the seller has an unpaid fine for an offence under the Highway Safety Code or a municipal traffic or parking bylaw.
To check whether your trailer can be registered, you can use our online service. You will be charged a fee for this service.
You must be registered in the register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles of the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ):
If you are not registered with the CTQ, you can still register your farm trailer, but you cannot put it into operation.
Before buying a used trailer, 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 trailer 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:
The buyer and the seller must present their driver's licence or another official photo ID document.
To demonstrate that the trailer will be used for the operation of their farm, farmers are also required to show:
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 trailer are different depending on the person or business from which you bought it.
|Bought from a dealership||Bought from an individual||Bought from a business registered for the GST and QST|
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If you do not have the farm trailer's registration certificate, phone us.
You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 123.4 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 trailer.
The person registering the vehicle on your behalf will need to provide the original Power of Attorney (PDF, 224.7 ko) form completed by you beforehand.
The trailer is considered an imported vehicle. In that case, there are other documents you have to present so that we can verify whether the trailer is authorized for road use in Québec. To find out more, visit the Registering a vehicle from outside Québec web page.
To find out the cost to have a farm trailer registered, visit the Rates and Fines section.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
Whether the trailer is new or used, you must pay the GST and QST if you buy it from a dealership, business or self-employed worker that is registered for and collects the GST and QST.
For more information, phone Revenu Québec.
If the trailer is purchased from an individual, you are only required to pay the QST.
You only pay once for the registration of your farm trailer, as long as you remain the owner.
The farm trailer is registered in the buyer's name.
This means that should the buyer commit an offence or be involved in an accident with a trailer that is still registered in the seller's name, it is the seller who would be held responsible.
Last update: May 16, 2022