Registering and Renewing Your Vehicle / Plates
You can renew your vehicle registration, transfer your plate or register a new vehicle. When you move to Alberta, you must register your vehicle within 90 days. If you are a permanent resident outside of Alberta and working in Alberta, then there is a maximum 183 day limit before vehicle registration becomes mandatory.
What to bring with you: Proof of ownership (bill of sale), New Vehicle Information Statement (NVIS) if brand new, insurance, identification, and, if the vehicle was last registered other than in Alberta, an out of province inspection, and, if imported, federal Form 1.
Visit the Government of Alberta’s website for more information here.
Standard bill of sale is used when buying/selling a vehicle in a private sale. You can fill out the form here.
Road tests are now being booked online.
You can check availability and book your road test reservation here.
There are seven different classes of driver’s licences. You can renew your licence, apply for a duplicate if you have changed your address or lost your licence, or exchange your out-of province licence. We offer knowledge tests for all classes and road tests for classes 4, 5, and 6.
Click here for more information.
Alberta Identification Cards
An ID Card can be issued to any Alberta resident 12 years of age or older who does not have a current driver’s licence. It is used as a primary form of government issued photo identification, and is proof of Alberta residency.
Click here for more information.
An abstract shows one’s driving history within Alberta for 3, 5 or 10 years. It may be needed if you are moving to a new jurisdiction, applying for a job or changing insurance companies. Professional drivers may choose to have a Commercial Driver Abstract issued instead. You must apply in person and will need your licence.
If you are living out of province, you can ask someone who is personally known to you, who you trust and agrees to represent you to request your driver abstract. Visit the Government of Alberta’s website for more information.
The following Driver’s Guides provide information on the rules of the road, how to drive and how to get a driver’s licence.
To view and print the driver handbooks, coaching workbook, practice tests, and additional information about driver licensing, click here.
A Disabled Placard is issued to a person who is unable to walk over 50 metres due to disability. With a disabled placard, a vehicle may be parked in designated areas while the disabled person is out of the vehicle.
What to bring with you: Your application completed by an authorized healthcare provider, along with your licence or identification card. For more information and to download the application, click here.
We can process current fines (bring in the fine notice before it is due) and overdue fines (these appear on your file and must be paid before operator and vehicle services can be processed). Please note that a service charge is applicable if fines are paid through a registry agent rather than at a courthouse.
In Transit Permits
An in-transit permit is required if an unregistered vehicle is traveling or being moved within Canada, originating from or coming into Alberta. They may also be issued for insured but unregistered vehicles requiring servicing.
What to bring with you: Insurance, identification, and, if traveling out of the province, proof of ownership.
Vehicle Information Report
You can purchase a report that shows the history of a vehicle in Alberta, registration history and the number of liens. These reports only cover Alberta information and don’t include any information from other places where the vehicle may have been registered.
What to bring with you: The vehicle identification number, or VIN, for the vehicle you want to search.
Vehicle inspections help determine if a vehicle is safe to drive, or if it was stolen or includes stolen parts.
Vehicles last registered in a jurisdiction other than Alberta require an out-of-province inspection before being registered. Vehicles with a “salvage” status must undergo an inspection before they can be registered as “rebuilt”.
Devon Registry & Insurance can provide you with an out of province Vehicle Inspection Request. Please come to our office with the VIN to purchase the request. You will take this form to the mechanic performing the inspection. Once completed (and the vehicle passes inspection) the mechanic will give you the Out of Province Vehicle Inspection Certificate. The certificate is valid for 14 days from the date shown under Date of Completion. Do not delay bringing it into Devon Registry & Insurance so that we can enter into the Alberta Motor Vehicle system.
Vehicle inspections are performed by the private sector. Vehicle inspection stations and the technicians that perform the Out of Province and Salvage vehicle inspections are licensed by Alberta Transportation and will display signage and the station license at their premises. For more information, click here.
What to bring with you: Proof of ownership of the vehicle (bill of sale or lease documents) and valid insurance.