Vehicle Registration-Alberta

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First Time Vehicle Registration

  • When you purchase a vehicle you will have to register it and get a licence plate for it.


  • To obtain a licence plate, you will need:
    • a bill of sale (which you will obtain when you buy your vehicle)
    • valid insurance for the vehicle
    • proof of your identity



  • Go to the Registry Office, and present your bill of sale and proof of insurance.


  • The Registry Agent will give you a licence plate for your vehicle.


  • The Registry Agent also will give you a registration certificate for the vehicle and stickers (validation tags) that you need to attached to the licence plate.


  • The validation tags show the month and year of the expiry of your registration, which lasts one year.


  • The licence plate stays with you and will be transferred to your next vehicle.


  • If you own more than one vehicle, you must have a separate licence plate for each vehicle.


  • The price of a year's registration is approximately $70 plus 5% GST.


Renewal of Vehicle Registration


  • A new vehicle registration certificate and tabs (validation stickers) for your licence plate will be mailed to you within 10 business days.


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