Registering a Vehicle

Hand-crafted trailer weighing 900 kg or less


If you have purchased or hand-crafted a trailer weighing 900 kg or less, you must register it with the SAAQ.

1 Before building a trailer of 900 kg or less

It is recommended that you consult the Guide de construction de remorques de fabrication artisanale (PDF, 2.4 Mo)This file does not meet the Web accessibility standard. (in French only).You can also contact us to check whether your trailer meets road safety standards:

Direction générale de l'expertise légale et de la sécurité des véhicules
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6 This link opens your default email software.
418 528-3214

The trailer cannot be registered…

If you have 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.

2 When you register your trailer

Documents required

The buyer and the seller must present their driver's licence or another official photo ID document. Since the trailer weighs no more than 900 kg, it does not have to undergo a mechanical inspection. You are however required to specify its net weight.

If the trailer is used

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 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
  • No additional documents required
  • The sales contract between the buyer and the business or self-employed worker that owns the vehicle

If you are under age 18

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.

If you do not have a driver's licence

Phone us to find out what documents you must bring with you when registering your trailer.

If you cannot go in person

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.

3 Costs and payment

Registration fees

To find out the cost to have a hand-crafted trailer weighing 900 kg or less registered, visit the Rates and Fines section.

Payment methods

At our service outlets, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets
  • by one or more pre-authorized debits (a cheque specimen must be provided)
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

Payment of the GST and QST

You may not be required to pay the GST and QST when you register your trailer.For more information, phone Revenu Québec.

4 Registration renewal

You only pay once for the registration of your trailer, as long as you remain the owner.

Last update: November  1, 2022