Vehicle Storage, Licensing for Road Use or Discarding

Licensing a Stored Vehicle


If you want to use a vehicle you have put in storage, you must submit a request to the SAAQ to license it for road use.

You can only have a stored vehicle licensed for road use on the same day you wish to put it back on the road. In other words, you cannot use this service in advance.

If you had previously received authorization to use the vehicle to provide remunerated passenger transportation:

  • If you wish to use the vehicle to provide remunerated passenger transportation again, you must go to a service outlet to apply for a new authorization.

If the vehicle has been in storage for 12 months or longer

It must undergo a mandatory mechanical inspection.

If the vehicle passes the inspection, you will be given a mechanical inspection certificate that you will have to present at the time of the operation.

1 Procedure to license a stored vehicle


For more information about using these online services, watch the video on licensing a stored vehicle (in French only).

In person

Go to one of our service outlets. You will have to provide:

  • the licence plate number of the stored vehicle you wish to license for road use
  • your driver's licence or other official document with photo

2 Costs and payment

When licensing a stored vehicle, you must pay the registration fee for the entire current month as well as the period that remains before the regular renewal month.

Payment methods accepted

  • Visa or Mastercard (online service only)
  • pre-authorized debits
  • Interac (debit card)
  • cheque
  • cash

3 If you license a stored vehicle and you store another vehicle on the same day

  1. Store your vehicle.
  2. License your other vehicle for road use and pay the registration fee until your expiry month.
  3. You will receive a reimbursement by cheque or on your pre-authorized debits, if applicable.

Last update: June  8, 2022