Effective April 1, 2016, the
Government of Alberta will no longer
be mailing out reminders about driver’s
licenses and vehicle registration.
Albertans with disabilities will continue
to receive reminders in the mail. Seniors
over the age of 70 will continue to
receive mailed reminders until April
1, 2017. Albertans can sign up for
electronic reminders by visiting E-registry
or MyAlberta and signing up for free
reminders. It is your responsibility to
renew your driver's licence on or before
the expiry date.
To change the information, such as your
name, address, or licence class, on your
driver’s licence visit an Alberta registry
The law requires that you have the
correct information, such as a name
or address change, on your driver’s
licence. You may be required to provide
proper identification before any change,
replacement or renewal can be made.
To replace, renew or update your
Alberta driver’s licence contact
a registry agent by visiting www.
• Motor vehicles and trailers travelling
on Alberta roadways must be registered.
• Registration certificates cannot be
issued to anyone under the age of
18 years, unless the application for
registration is also signed by a parent
or guardian. A parent or guardian has
the right to withdraw consent in
writing during this time. If consent is
withdrawn, the licence plate and vehicle
registration will be suspended. The signature
of your parent or guardian is not required
if you can prove you are married or
• In Alberta, licence plates remain with
the owner of the vehicle and are not
transferable to another person.
• A vehicle owner must register his or
her vehicle within three months of
moving to Alberta.
• All motor vehicles must be insured
with a public liability insurance policy
as outlined in the Alberta Insurance Act.
• It is illegal to operate an uninsured
• Your insurance company issues a
financial responsibility card (pink
card) which must be presented
when registering a vehicle and when
requested by a peace officer.