A vintage motorcycle must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
A vintage motorcycle, that is, a motorcycle whose model year is prior to 1981, must be preserved or restored to its original condition before it can be issued a licence plate with the prefix “C” followed by numbers.
Once it it is registered under a restriced-area use licence plate, the motorcycle may:
Vintage motorcycles bearing a restricted-area use licence plate are authorized to be operated on all public roads when they are travelling as part of an event organized by a vintage motorcycle 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.
It cannot be re-authorized for road use 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:
The documents you must present when you register your vintage motorcycle are different depending on the person or business from which you bought it. In all cases, the odometer reading must be specified.
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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 motorcycle.
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.
It is considered to be an imported vehicle. In that case, there are other documents you have to present so that we can verify whether the motorcycle is authorized for road use in Québec.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
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 motorcycle is purchased from an individual, you are only required to pay the QST.
It is registered in the buyer's name.
This means that should the buyer commit an offence or be involved in an accident with a motorcycle that is still registered in the seller's name, it is the seller who would be held responsible.
Last update: May 16, 2022