Alberta all vehicles being operated or
parked on public roads or property must
be registered and insured. The law even
includes off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles
and dirt bikes.
is How to Register your Car in Alberta
Registration of your Car
If you buy a car that was
previously registered in Alberta , (not a brand
new car), you must register it under your name.
The cost will be prorated to correspond with
your expiry date. You will be asked for 3 documents:
the Bill of Sale (we can supply with a Bill
of Sale form free of charge) or lease documents,
your proof of insurance (pink slip) and your
identification. Generally your Driver's Licence
will be sufficient identification to prove
that you are the person on the Bill of Sale.
If we find that the vehicle
was previously "written-off" (known
as "salvage") by an insurance company
and has that status on the system you'll need
to have it inspected by an authorized mechanic
before registration can be completed.
Request an Online Vehicle Information Report for Alberta used vehicle
A person under 18 years old
must have parental consent to register a vehicle
in their name.
If a vehicle is being registered
jointly all parties should be named on the
Bill of Sale and all parties should be present.
If this is not possible the absent parties
must sign an authorization letter that gives
their consent to be included on the registration.
If you wish to have another
person register the vehicle for you, the person
named on the Bill of Sale must sign an authorization
letter. This gives the person permission to
register the vehicle on your behalf. Authorization
letters can be faxed to (403) 288-0391.
here for the authorization form.
New Vehicle Registration
If you are registering a brand
new vehicle that has never been registered
before you will be asked for the 3 documents
described above plus the New Vehicle Information
Statement (NVIS). The auto dealership will
provide you with the NVIS when you buy a new
car. In this case a fax is not acceptable.
You must bring in the original document and
it will be retained by us.
If your car was previously
registered in Alberta you will receive a renewal
notice by mail prior to the expiry date. When
you come in to renew your registration you
will be asked for proof of insurance. If your
car is currently insured your "pink slip" will
do. If you do not have your pink slip with
you your insurance agent can fax over a copy
to (403) 288-0391
This permit allows you 3 days
to drive a vehicle from one location to another.
If you are moving the vehicle within Alberta
you must present your pink slip. If you are
taking the vehicle in to or out of Alberta
you must also provide a Bill of Sale.
Registration of Out-of-Province
Since January 1, 1997 all
vehicles that were last registered outside
of Alberta must be inspected by an authorized
mechanic before being registered within our
province. First bring us your Bill of Sale.
We'll do a search on the vehicle to find out
its previous status. Depending on that status
you will be required to either have an Out
of Province (safety) Inspection or a Salvage
Vehicle Inspection done. We will provide you
with a Request for Inspection form (Click
here for Pricing). We also have
a list of some of the authorized mechanics
available. For a complete list of inspection
stations, visit Alberta Transportation at:
After the inspection is completed
you must return the form to us within 14 days.
Then the vehicle will be registered and the
record from the previous province closed out.
Antique Car/Truck or Motorcycle Registration
If your vehicle is 25 years
old or more you can register it as an antique.
With this registration you can use your antique
in exhibitions and club meets and also going
to and from those events. You can also drive
it to and from a service station for maintenance.
You may only drive it in daylight
hours unless the vehicle has been upgraded
with lights that meet current safety requirements.
You cannot use it for general transportation
unless it is also registered as a regular vehicle
(dual registration). To register your antique
vehicle you will also be asked for the documents
required in registering a regular vehicle.
International Commercial Vehicle Licensing
We can license your vehicles
that may require Alberta Prorate status. We
will complete all necessary forms required
by Alberta and IRP at a very reasonable cost
and maintain all necessary paper required for
reporting to Alberta Prorate. Please call for
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