Replacing a Licence Plate or Registration Certificate

If a licence plate or registration certificate is lost, stolen, destroyed, illegible or otherwise damaged, you must ask the SAAQ to replace it.

The procedure for replacing a licence plate or registration certificate is different if you are in Québec or elsewhere. Fees apply in both cases.

Useful information

Identity theft

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, you must file a police report and notify the SAAQ as soon as possible.

If you are in Québec

You must come to one of our service outlets.

Documents required

You must present one of the following documents:

  • driver's licence
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate
  • proof of citizenship issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

If you cannot come to the service outlet yourself

The person who will be making the request in your place must bring the original copy of the Power of Attorney (PDF, 343 KB) form completed by you.

If the vehicle belongs to a business, the person acting on its behalf must bring the original copy of a document authorizing the person to act in that capacity.

If you are outside Québec

Here is the procedure to replace your licence plate or registration certificate.

Step 1 – Provide us with the following information:

  • the subject of the request
  • your last name and first name, or the name of the business
  • your address in Québec
  • the licence plate number
  • the address to which you would like us to mail your new licence plate or registration certificate
  • the name and telephone number of a contact person in Québec
  • your signature

Step 2 – Send us all the above information

  • By fax
    418 644-1497

  • By mail
    Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
    333, boulevard Jean-Lesage, N-3-14
    C. P. 19600, succursale Terminus
    Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6