Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Every vehicle must be registered, unless it is exempted under the Highway Safety Code.The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec issues to the owner or lessee of the vehicle
Veterans can obtain a commemorative plate from the Royal Canadian Legion. Green licence plateA green licence plate can be requested for an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. The plate holder is entitled to certain privileges such as free access to some ferries and toll bridges (if the vehicle is equipped with a transponder) and the authorization to use carpool lanes. Moving to and out of QuébecA vehicle must be registered in the place where its owner resides. Consequently
Recirculation A new registration is required to recirculate a vehicle that was withdrawn (it must first undergo a mechanical inspection by a duly accredited representative). A new registration certificate will be issued for the vehicle. The plate that was affixed to the vehicle before it was withdrawn can be reused if it was not destroyed.
Transfer of property A new registration is required when transferring ownership, for example following
A registration certificate will be issued to the new owner or lessee of the vehicle. As for the plate, the former owner or lessee can reuse it, if necessary, on his or her next vehicle. Vehicle record The vehicle record lists its descriptive data (brand, model, year, engine, net mass) as well as data concerning its registration (number of former owners and years of acquisition). It indicates, in particular, if the vehicle was
It is recommended, before leasing or buying a used car, to request a copy of its record so as to make an informed decision as regards the transaction.
RenewalEvery year, approximately 45 days before the payment deadline, the sends the registration certificate holder a notice of registration payment and a new registration certificate.
Cancellation and refundThe registration of a vehicle can be canceled at any time, for example,
In the latter case, even if the Société de l'assurance automobile has been notified of the death, the registration remains valid until a transfer of ownership is declared (it is possible to store the vehicle pending completion of the liquidation of the succession). If the registration has not expired at the time of cancellation, the owner of the vehicle or, in the case of death, the liquidator of the succession may be reimbursed for all fees paid for the remaining full months. Change of address The owner or lessee of a registered vehicle must notify the of his or her change of address within the required deadline.
Act respecting the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, R.S.Q., chapter S-11.011 Highway Safety code, R.S.Q., chapter C-24.2 Regulation respecting safety standards for road vehicles, R.R.Q., chapter C-24.1, r.21
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