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.
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.
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.
Last update: September 9, 2021