Each year, the SAAQ sends a notice for you to renew registration of your vehicle.
Pay by the deadline indicated on the notice.
Avoid paying these additional fees
Change: If you had chosen bimonthly pre-authorized debits (6 instalments per year), please note that this option is no longer available. Instalments will instead be withdrawn 12 times per year. Smaller amounts for less hassle!
The date for renewal of registration depends on the type of vehicle and how you use it.
The registration of a passenger vehicleA motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, a moped and a minibus. This vehicle must be owned by a natural person, carry up to 9 occupants (where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec), and be 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|
A – C – W
D – E – F
G – H – J
M – N – O – V
P – Q – R
I – K – S – T – U – X – Y – Z
If the passenger vehicle is used by a diplomatic corps or a consular corps, registration is renewed in March.
Registration of a motorcycle is renewed annually in April.
Registration is renewed annually in:
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.
Registration of a farm tractorA tractor that is equipped with tires and is generally used for agricultural purposes, whether or not it is authorized for use on public roads. The tractor must belong to an individual or company that owns or leases a farm and whose principal occupation is farming, or that 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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration of a vehicle belonging to a business or a special-use vehicle is renewed annually in March. This category includes:
Registration of a restricted-use vehicle is renewed annually in March.
Registration of a vehicle bearing a ham radio operator's licence plate is renewed annually in March.
Registration of an X licence plate is in March.
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.
Registration of the following vehicles is renewed annually in December:
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
If a vehicle is no longer in your possession or is no longer in use, you must inform the SAAQ before the payment due date. You must indicate the reason why you are not renewing your registration on the registration notice and mail it to us.
Otherwise, you will have to pay registration fees, which will be calculated based on the date you informed us. In addition, late fees may apply.
Last update: December 2, 2021