Vehicle Registrations

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Renewing your Vehicle Registration

Save time and renew online! For more information on how you can register for our “Easy Renew” service see our page on Online Registration Renewal or click on the Easy Renew icon to start now!

No Changes:

When renewing your own registration, you will need to bring your:

  • Proof of Alberta Insurance (valid on the date you come in)
  • Acceptable  ID

 

When renewing on behalf of someone else, you will need to bring their:

  • Proof of Alberta Insurance (valid on the date you come in)
  • Acceptable  ID
  • Current registration document (can be a paper or electronic copy) ** if expired more than 3 months the Letter of Authorization will be required

 

 

With Changes:

When changing your own registration, you will need to bring your:

  • Proof of Alberta Insurance (valid on the date you come in)
  • Acceptable  ID

When changing someone else’s registration, you will need to bring their:

Please note: when making changes to a registration we require all individual named on the registration be in office. If someone is unable to attend the registry office in person, they can complete the Letter of Authorization form instead.

 

Vehicle Registration on a “New” or “New to You”

When registering your own vehicle, you will need to bring your:

  • Proof of Alberta Insurance (valid on the date you come in)
  • Original Signed Proof of Ownership
  • Acceptable  ID
  • NVIS (New Vehicle Information Statement) *

All individuals named as buyers on the bill of sale, or intended to be named on the registration document must be present in the registry office. If all parties are unable to come in, please fill out this Letter of Authorization in order to register.

* Required only for brand new vehicles

 

Registering a Vehicle From out of Province

When registering a vehicle, you owned in another province or purchased from out of province you require an Out of Province inspection. To obtain the required form for this inspection, visit any Drayden Registries with your proof of ownership or previous registration document, along with your drivers licence.

If your vehicle was last registered to you in British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Manitoba and is less than 4 years old you may be exempt from the Out of Province inspection. Please visit any Drayden Registries with your vehicle and previous registration to see if your vehicle qualifies for exemption.

If your vehicle was last registered outside of Canada, you will also be required to present the “Form 1” import form that you received from Canada Customs. At this time, you may only have one stamp on the form. At the time of registration you will require two stamps, click here for a list of Federal Inspection Stations.

Click here to see a list of local inspection stations. Once this inspection is complete, it must be returned to our office within 14 days of the inspection date.

When your inspection is complete, you are ready to register your vehicle. You will need to bring your:

  • Proof of Ownership
  • Completed Out-of-Province inspection
  • Form 1 with two stamps, if last registered outside of Canada
  • Proof of Alberta insurance
  • Acceptable I.D.

(Also see New to Alberta: Steps to obtaining Auto insurance.)

Any name that appears on the Proof of Ownership must sign for the registration. If all parties are unable to attend the office together, please complete the Letter of Authorization.

 

Proof of Alberta Insurance

A Valid Pink Card is considered proof of insurance in Alberta and is required for all Motor Vehicle services. For Motor Vehicle services your pink card can be a photocopy, electronic copy or the original document.

In place of a pink card, your full insurance policy listing all vehicles being renewed can be presented.

Please note that all individuals named on the registration must show on the pink card as well.

Proof of Ownership

Proof of ownership is most commonly an original bill of sale or a lease agreement. In the case of moving across provinces, your proof of ownership may be your current registration from that province.

When completing your bill of sale, please ensure that all changes or alterations are initialed by the buyer(s) and seller(s) in order to be accepted by a Registry office.