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Winter Tires Exemption

Use this service to obtain a winter tire exemption certificate, free of charge.Vehicle Storage

From December 15 to March 15, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with tires specially designed for winter driving.

To find out more, read the information on tires for winter driving.

When is this online service available?

  • Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Note: Any operation completed after 11:00 p.m. will not be recorded.

Who can use this online service?

Owners, co-owners or long-term lessees or co-lessees of a passenger vehicle registered in Québec who wish to use their vehicle without winter tires for the following reasons:

  • To leave or return to Québec (one certificate for each one-way trip). See the examplesThis link will open a new window..
  • To put a vehicle back on the road (licensing a stored vehicle)
  • To cancel a leasing contract (before the end of the contract).

This online service is not intended for...

  • businesses;

Validity period and number of certificates

  • The exemption is valid for 7 days.
  • You can obtain no more than 4 certificates per vehicle each winter.

Before you start

Mandatory: Make sure you have access to a printer (you will need 2 sheets of paper to print the confirmation and the certificate). You can also obtain a certificate at an SAAQ service outlet.

Are you ready?

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Last Modification: 2014-02-26