Renewing Registration

Each year, the SAAQ sends a notice for you to renew registration of your vehicle.

Payment methods

Warning

Payment deadline

Pay by the deadline indicated on the notice.

Avoid paying these additional fees

  • For late payment (minimum fee, may vary according to situation): $11.00
  • For each NSF cheque: $35.00
  • For each rejected pre-authorized debit: $35.00
  • If you are pulled over by the police and you are late in making your payment, you may have to pay a fine of more than $400, as well as towing costs.

When is registration renewed?

The date for renewal of registration depends on the type of vehicle and how you use it.

Passenger vehicle

The registration of a passenger vehicleA motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, a moped and a minibus, owned by a natural person, designed to carry up to 9 occupants at a time, where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec, and used mainly for personal purposes. used for your personal needs is renewed each year at the same period. The first letter of your last name determines the month in which your vehicle is renewed.

First letter of your last name Month of renewal

B

January

A – C – W

February

D – E – F

May

G – H – J

June

M – N – O – V

August

L

September

P – Q – R

October

I – K – S – T – U – X – Y – Z

November

If the passenger vehicle is used by a diplomatic corps or a consular corps, registration is renewed in March.

Motorcycle

Registration of a motorcycle is renewed annually in April.

Snowmobile and ATV

Registration is renewed annually in:

  • December for a snowmobileA self-propelled winter vehicle that is designed to travel primarily over snow or ice and may or may not be equipped with a ski or steering blade.
  • March for an ATV or off-highway recreational vehicle An ATV equipped with a steering wheel, pedals and a rollover protective structure, having all-wheel traction and a net weight of no more than 450 kg for a single-seater and 750 kg for a multi-seater.

Moped or scooter

Registration of a moped or scooterA 2- or 3-wheel passenger vehicle equipped with an electric motor or a gasoline-powered engine with a cylinder capacity of no more than 50 cc and an automatic transmission. is renewed annually in April.

Tractor and other farm vehicles

Registration of a farm tractorA tractor equipped with tires that is usually used for farm purposes, may or may not be authorized for road use and belongs to a person or corporation that owns or leases a farm and has farming as its primary occupation or is a member of an association certified under the Farm Producers Act. and other farm vehiclesA motor vehicle that is a truck, pick-up truck or minivan owned by a farmer (a person holding a registration card issued by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec, or a person who is a member of an association certified under the Farm Producers Act) and used mainly for the transportation of farm produce or material required in its production. used by a farmer is renewed annually in April.

If the tractor belongs to an individual who uses it for personal use or to a business, registration is renewed in March.

There is no annual renewal of registration for a farm trailerA trailer with a net weight of 2,300 kg or less owned by a farmer and used primarily to carry farm produce or the equipment required to produce it..

Useful information

Special rate for farmers

To obtain the special rate on registration, you must have a valid membership card issued by the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) or the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ).

If sending your payment by mail, you do not have to enclose your card.

Truck weighing over 3,000 kg

Registration of a truckA road vehicle having a net weight of more than 3,000 kg, designed and outfitted primarily for freight transport or for carrying equipment that is permanently attached to the vehicle. However, a 2-axle road vehicle with a net weight of 4,000 kg or less is not considered to be a truck if it is not used for commercial or employment-related purposes, is owned by a natural person, is equipped with a separate enclosed cab and has (or originally had) an open truck box and tailgate. with a net weight of more than 3,000 kg is renewed annually in March.

The owner may be an individual or a business.  

Bus and minibus

Registration of a bus or minibus is renewed annually in March.

If the vehicle is a school bus or minibus, its registration is renewed annually in September.

Taxi

Registration of a taxi is renewed annually in March.

Trailer

There is no renewal of registration for a trailerA road vehicle that is designed to be pulled by another vehicle, whether or not it maintains a horizontal position without outside support..

The owner of a trailer pays to register it only once, either when it is registered the first time or when title is transferred to a new owner.

Commercial or special-use vehicle

Registration of a vehicle belonging to a business or a special-use vehicle is renewed annually in March. This category includes:

  • a passenger vehicleA motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, a moped and a minibus, owned by a natural person, designed to carry up to 9 occupants at a time, where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec, and used mainly for personal purposes.
  • a vehicle belonging to a driving school
  • a vehicle belonging to a school board, hospital centre, charity or parish
  • a tool vehicleA road vehicle, other than a vehicle mounted on a truck chassis, designed to perform a task and having a workstation integrated into the cab. A truck chassis is a frame fitted with the mechanical components found on a vehicle made for the transportation of passengers, freight or equipment.

Restricted-use vehicle

Registration of a restricted-use vehicle is renewed annually in March.

Ham radio operator's vehicle

Registration of a vehicle bearing a ham radio operator's licence plate is renewed annually in March.

Dealer plate

Registration of an X licence plate is in March.

Motor home

Registration of a motor homeA motor vehicle permanently converted into living quarters. with a net weight of more than 3,000 kg or a motor home belonging to a business is renewed annually in April.

Tool vehicle and winter vehicle

Registration of the following vehicles is renewed annually in December:

  • a tool vehicle
  • a winter tool vehicleA tool vehicle used exclusively for snow removal.
  • a snowblowerA road vehicle with a net weight of more than 900 kg, equipped with a mechanical blower to remove snow.
Warning

Change of address and modification of a vehicle

Keep your registration payment notice. You may need it to notify us of a change of address or modifications to the vehicle during the year.

If you choose not to renew your registration

You must indicate the reason why you are not renewing your registration on the registration notice and mail it to us. By doing so, you avoid having to pay additional fees and a portion of the amount charged for registration.