SGI customers can now print their own vehicle registration
Feb. 9, 2016
SGI is enhancing convenience for customers with changes to vehicle registration certificates.
Vehicle registrations can now be printed on plain white paper rather than special green card stock paper. This means customers who register a vehicle using SGI’s online service MySGI will no longer have to wait for their registration certificate in the mail - they can print it at home. Furthermore, any customer with a MySGI account can access their registration certificate online, and print it off at any time - even if they didn’t renew online.
“Customers have been asking for the ability to print off their vehicle registration certificate from the comfort of their home,” Minister Responsible for SGI Don McMorris said. “SGI is pleased to provide this option to help simplify the process.”
The registration certificate is also changing. The customer’s address will no longer be printed on it. This is a deterrent against potential criminal activity - an SGI survey found that 61 per cent of respondents leave their registration certificate in the glove box of their vehicle. If a vehicle is broken into and the address is noted on the registration, this, often combined with the availability of a garage door opener, provides opportunity for thieves.
“Removing the address from the registration certificate enhances security for customers,” McMorris said.
Customers who visit a motor licence issuer in person to register their vehicle will also receive the registration certificate on plain white paper, once existing green card stock paper is depleted.
SGI consulted with law enforcement and other impacted stakeholders and received support for these changes.
It's estimated the change to plain white paper from card stock will save SGI $120,000 annually in paper costs and up to $400,000 annually in postage costs.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of nearly 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.