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Vehicle Registration

Additional Registration Fees for Luxury Vehicles

Since of January 1, 1998, the SAAQ collects an additional registration fee for luxury vehicles. This measure was implemented following the announcement made by the Minister of Finance during the budget speech of 1997-1998.

This fee applies to passenger and commercial vehicles less than seven years old with a selling price of $40,000 or over.

A period of seven years is established on the basis of the vehicle model year, not the year it is purchased. This fee, which is 1%, is computed on the basis of the cost of the vehicle that exceeds $40,000. For example, for a vehicle costing $45,000, the additional cost is $5,000, a $50 fee is collected.

The cost of a vehicle is determined at the time of purchase

  • For a new vehicle, based on the formal sales agreement or leasing agreement
  • For a used vehicle, depending on which price is higher:
    • purchase price
    • average wholesale selling price (Guide d'évaluation des automobiles and Guide d'évaluation des camions légers published by Hebdo Mag Inc.).


These publications are available through subscription only and are reserved exclusively for automotive dealers who are members of the Corporation des concessionnaires d'automobiles du Québec (CCAQ), the Association des marchands de véhicules d'occasion (AMVOQ) or independent automotive dealers who are not part of an association.

They are also available to parts recyclers, banks, insurance companies, long-term lease companies, vehicle fleet managers and municipal libraries.

Publishers therefore do not provide information on vehicle prices. You can nonetheless consult these publications at a municipal library, in the reference documents section.

Last Modification: 2013-11-06