Hand-crafted vehicles, vintage vehicles or vehicles with a net weight of 450 kg or less can be registered under a C licence plate. Such vehicles are only authorized for operation on certain portions of the road network.
Other vehicles with restricted-area use include:
With a restricted-area use licence plate, a vehicle may:
Vehicles bearing a restricted-area use licence plate are authorized to operate on any public road when travelling as part of an event organized by a vintage vehicle club registered in Québec.
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 vehicle has a gross vehicle weight ratingA vehicle's weight, including its maximum load capacity, according to the manufacturer's specifications. of 4,500 kg or more and it is owned by a business, the business must be registered in the register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles of the Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ).
If the business purchasing the vehicle is not registered with the CTQ, it may still register the vehicle, but it cannot put it into operation.
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 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 vehicle are different depending on the person or business you bought it from. However, regardless of who you bought it from, you must always indicate the vehicle's odometer reading. In the case of a military vehicle, you must also present a valid mechanical inspection certificate if no mechanical inspection appears in the vehicle’s record.
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You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 102.5 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 vehicle.
The person registering the vehicle on your behalf will need to provide the original Power of Attorney (PDF, 178.0 ko) form completed by you.
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 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 for:
Last update: March 10, 2020