Registering a Vehicle

Costs and payment

Registration fees

To find out the cost to have a vehicle registered in a location that is not connected to the road network, 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

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.

The cost of registration will be higher if…

  • the vehicle is considered a luxury vehicle (it is worth more than $40,000 and is less than 7 years old), in which case a surcharge is added to the registration fee equal to 1% of the portion of the vehicle's value over $40,000
  • the engine has a cylinder capacity of 3.95 litres or more, in the case of a passenger vehicle, a commercial vehicle or a motor home with a model year of 1995 or later; however, no surcharge is added to a vehicle adapted for transporting a wheelchair-bound person, a tow truck or a vehicle used for the transportation of school children

Last update: November  9, 2022