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Driver's Licence

Driver's Licence Fee Payment and Renewal

A driver's licence is issued for a period of four years. However, you must pay the fees and insurance contribution every year to keep your driving privilege.

Driving without a valid licence is an offence punishable by a fine of $300 to $600. Other fees may be added to the fine provided under the Highway Safety Code (contribution to the IVAC crime victims compensation program, registry fees, etc.). Furthermore, you will have to pass a knowledge and a road test if you have not held a valid licence for three years or more and want to obtain a licence again.

There are six ways to pay licence fees

Late payment

Late fees apply in addition to the amount owing on your payment notice.

NSF cheque

The SAAQ charges additional fees for each cheque rejected by your financial institution for insufficient funds.

Not renewing your licence?

Notify us by mail, by phone or in personThis link will open a new window. before the due date shown on your payment notice. Otherwise, fees will apply.

You will have to pass a knowledge and a road test if you have not held a valid licence for three years or more and want to obtain a licence again.

Replacement

If you need to replace your licence Plus, you must go to one of our service centres. To replace a driver's licence or probationary licence, you can go to any of our service outlets.

Need to renew your Health Insurance Card as well?

Your Health Insurance Card can be renewed at the same time as your driver's licence, at any of our service outlets, except if you hold a licence Plus in which case you need to go to one of our service centres.

  • Fill out the Health Insurance Card renewal notice that was sent to you by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) and bring it along with two original pieces of identificationThis link will open a new window., including one with photo.
  • A clerk will take your photograph and record your signature. Charges will apply to take the photograph and plasticize your driver's licence, which will be mailed to you within a few days.
  • We will send your photograph and signature to the RAMQ. The RAMQwill produce your Health Insurance Card within 10 business days after reception of a complete request.
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Last Modification: 2014-06-17