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Renewing your
Alberta driver’s
licence

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.

Updating your
Alberta driver’s
licence

To change the information, such as your
name, address, or licence class, on your
driver’s licence visit an Alberta registry
agent office.

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.
servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/1641.cfm.

 

Registration
and insurance

Registration

• 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withdrawn, the licence plate and vehicle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
selfsupporting.
• 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.

Insurance requirements

• 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 
motor vehicle.
• 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. 

 

20  A Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing
 

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