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Registration of Personal Motor Vehicles
- Recreational Vehicles
- Antique Vehicles
- Imported Vehicles (Out of Province/Country)
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Antique Car Registration
The Easy Way to Register an Antique Car in Edmonton, and Why You Should Do it
Antique vehicles are a gateway into a very cool part of Canadian culture, one where beautiful cars are shown off at exhibitions, events and other celebrations in almost every corner of the province.
When you own a legitimate antique vehicle, you are certainly turning heads, and there are a lot of advantages that come with registering your car as an antique. The process, however, differs a little bit from the usual car registration process; antique vehicles are subject to different rules and regulations.
If you have an antique vehicle or are thinking about getting one, here is some information that you need to know about how to register an antique car, and why doing so is a good idea.
1. What Classifies as an Antique Car in Alberta?
Restrictions on registering an antique car comes in two forms: the rules in place defining what an antique car is and the regulations on who can register a car. For the car, the following rules apply:
- The car must be over 25 years old.
- The car can only be operated as a collector’s item. Meaning it can only be shown exclusively at
exhibitions, club activities, parades and other similar events.
2. Who Can Register an Antique Vehicle?
For the person registering the vehicle, the following regulations apply:
- You are older than 18 years of age.
- If under 18, you must be self-supporting or married. If you are married you must provide the proper paperwork at the time of registration.
- New residents in Alberta must register their vehicle within 90 days of moving to the province.
- Temporary workers do not need to register vehicles unless that vehicle is in the province for more than 183 days per year.
3. What are the Benefits of Registering Your Car as an Antique?
The most obvious advantage to registering your antique car with the Alberta government is the freedom to keep your vehicle as authentic as possible. While regular cars are subject to a wide range of regulations and stipulations on everything from what the license plates look like to how the engine runs, antiques are grandfathered on many of these rules. If you are passionate about your antique car and >want it to look its absolute best, then it needs to be registered as an antique.
Of course, since many antique cars are less safe than regular vehicles, there are restrictions concerning where the car can be driven. Antique cars may only be transported for the purposes of shows, exhibitions, and other antique-car related events. Registering your antique car is about showing off a piece of history, not for Sunday drives through the country.
To register your antique car, visit your local Alberta registry. As long as you and your vehicle meet the necessary qualifications, the process itself involves a small fee and a bit of processing time. Otherwise, the process of how to register your antique car in Alberta is simple, easy and affordable, and you will be showing off your beautiful vehicle sooner than you think.