Vehicles on a public roadway in Alberta must have valid insurance and a Vehicle Registration Certificate. The vehicle you’re registering must be in Alberta.
A vehicle can be either a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck, or a non-motor vehicle such as a trailer.
If you have any outstanding fines, you won’t be able to register a vehicle. If you choose to pay your fines online first, you must wait a couple days for the payment to process before you can renew online.
Vehicle Registration Certificate details
A Vehicle Registration Certificate has:
- the name of the registered owner
- a description of the vehicle
- the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- licence plate type
- licence plate number
A person age 18 or older can register a vehicle by themselves. A person under age 18 who is not self-supporting or married must have consent from their parent or guardian to