Vehicle Renewal:

  • Valid Insurance – Must be in the name of all registrants
  • Valid Alberta License or other government issued photo ID

New Vehicle Registration:

  • Original Bill of sale
    • Scans, emails or photo copies will not be accepted.
    • If you bought the vehicle from a dealership and don’t have the original have the dealership fax the bill of sale to our office directly.
  • Proof of valid insurance
    • Must be in the name of the person(s) on the registration.
  • Valid Alberta license
  • Original NVIS
    • Scans, emails or photo copies will not be accepted.
    • If the document has been lost the dealership must provide you with a copy of the factory invoice as well as a letter on letterhead explaining what happened to the original NVIS.

If you are unable to come into the office in person you can complete the Authorization Form (PDF) allowing someone else to come in on your behalf. They will require all of the

Used Vehicle Registration – From within Alberta:

  • Original Bill of sale
    • Bill Of Sale (PDF)
    • If you do not have the original and it was bought from a dealership you can have them fax it directly to our office.
  • Valid Insurance
    • Must be in the names of all people on the registration
  • Valid Alberta License

If you are unable to come into the office in person you can complete the Vehicle Authorization Form (PDF) allowing someone else to come in on your behalf. They will need to have all of your ownership and insurance documents as well.

Used Vehicle Registration – From Outside of Alberta

To register your vehicle you will require the approved inspection form from the mechanic, the original ownership document, and valid photo identification. Please note that the form that the mechanic provides is only good for 14 days, after this period the vehicle will have to be re-inspected.

To start the out of province inspection process please follow the instructions in the Vehicle Inspection Instructions (PDF)

The Import form must be the original.

To register you will bring in approved inspection form from the mechanic as well as the ownership and photo identification. Please note that the form that the mechanic provides is only good for 14 days, after this period the vehicle will have to be re-inspected.

Specialty Plates:

Veteran Plates

Veteran plates are available to those who have or are serving for the Canadian Forces, reserve forces included.

To get Veteran Plates:

  • You will need to have the veteran attribute added to your account.
  • Once you have the attribute you will need to transfer the plate onto the existing vehicle or register a vehicle for the first time.
    • To transfer the plate to a vehicle already under your name you will require your license and valid insurance.
    • To get the plate on a new vehicle you will need the Original Bill Of Sale (PDF), NVIS (if applicable), valid insurance and license.

Antique Plates

Antique plates can be placed on any vehicle that is able to be registered in Alberta and is at least 25 years old.

The plates are a onetime registration but come with the following restrictions:

  • Only operated as a collector’s item in exhibitions, club activities, parades and transportation to and from these activities.
  • Driven to and from a garage for servicing.
  • Never used for general transportation
    • This means no Sunday drives or trips to the grocery store.

Support our Troops

These plates are available to the general public for an additional fee and require annual validation.

Support Our Troops Plate Letter (PDF).

Personalized Plates

These plates are available to the general public and can be ordered for vehicles, off-highway vehicles or motorcycles.

Plates cannot have:

  • Human rights discrimination.
    • The plate must not reference or ridicule any race, religion, ethnic origin, ancestry, creed, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, disabilities etc.
  • Foul language.
  • Sexual connotations.
  • Reference to political figures, dignitaries, opinion, slurs, affiliation and/or organization.
  • Reference to violence and/or criminal activity. Plate must not reference:
    • Any activity which is prohibited by law.
    • Any privilege not given by law.
  • Text message abbreviation that may be deemed offensive.
  • Words that, when translated, are offensive.
  • Reference to alcoholic beverages or controlled substances or paraphernalia used in the consumption thereof.

Vehicle plates can have a maximum of 7 characters.

Off-highway/motorcycle plates can have a maximum of 5 characters.

Prorate Services

Alberta is a member of the International Registration Plan (IRP), a reciprocity registration agreement among Canadian and US jurisdictions. This program applies to Alberta carriers who travel in Alberta and at least one other province or state. Rather than obtaining and paying for plates and registration in each jurisdiction, prorate offers the advantage of proportionate licensing in Alberta.

AT, Prorate Services will be responsible for approving your initial prorate application and any further related transactions and will assign the appropriate information on our systems and the PIRPS.

After the supplements are created by Prorate Services, we will be pleased to assist you in processing your prorate service supplements and providing you with the appropriate registrations, plates and stickers. 

Please contact us for more information at 403-299-2373.

Fleet Registration

To qualify for the Permanent Fleet Program, you must have 10 or more commercial vehicles registered at all times within a fleet.

  • Have the option to register/renew your vehicles quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
  • All fleets expire at the end of December every year.
  • All fleet vehicles receive a permanent black fleet tab for their license plate and a continuous registration slip.

For more information about the Fleet Registration please contact us at 403-299-2373.

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