Before you buy a vehicle from another jurisdiction, consider the following:
- Vehicles that are considered ineligible for registration in other jurisdictions cannot be registered in Saskatchewan.
- To find out if your vehicle is eligible for registration in Saskatchewan, request a Cross-Canada VIN Search from a motor licence issuer. The fee is $20.
- A free damage claims history search will tell you whether the vehicle has been registered in Saskatchewan before and if it has been in an accident.
- Before the vehicle can be registered in Saskatchewan, it must pass a vehicle inspection.
- You can buy a temporary insurance card from your motor licence issuer so you have insurance coverage in place until you can register the vehicle in Saskatchewan.
Moving from Saskatchewan
If you move, or you move a vehicle to another jurisdiction, rules of registration for that jurisdiction will apply. Check with local motor vehicle licensing authorities in that jurisdiction to find out their rules about vehicle and driver's licensing.
To insure your vehicle in another jurisdiction, you may be asked to provide proof of your driving history and proof of registered and insured vehicles in your name. Saskatchewan provides this information through a driver abstract, also called a Letter of Experience in some jurisdictions.
Once your vehicle is registered in the new jurisdiction, cancel your Saskatchewan registration.
Cancel vehicle registration
You can cancel your vehicle's registration online using MySGI. The cancellation can also be done at any motor licence issuer by the registered owner or any party with authorization from the registered owner, or by sending in a cancellation request to the following address.
2260 - 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 2N7
Please ensure you provide your forwarding address in the event there may be a refund.
Moving to Saskatchewan
If you are a new resident you may qualify for the settler's effects Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption if you meet all of the following requirements:
- You have taken up residency in Saskatchewan.
- You have been a full time resident outside Saskatchewan for at least the previous 6 months.
- You purchased the vehicle prior to taking up residence in Saskatchewan and the vehicle must have been registered in the previous jurisdiction in their name for at least 30 days prior to moving to Saskatchewan. Or they must present a bill of sale indicating the vehicle was purchased at least 30 days prior to moving to Saskatchewan.
- The vehicle must have been a personal use vehicle in the previous jurisdiction and must continue to be a personal use vehicle in Saskatchewan. If the vehicle was jointly registered in another jurisdiction and is being brought into Saskatchewan to be registered in the name of 1 of the individuals, the vehicle qualifies for settler's effects. A firm's or individual's business assets do not qualify for the settler's effects exemption. Leased vehicles do not qualify for the PST settler's effects exemption.
- A farm-plated vehicle (Class F) such as a half ton, van, or SUV may qualify for settler's effects when the vehicle is primarily used by the registrant for personal use (farm semi's, trailers, grain trucks, etc. do not qualify).
If you are registering a vehicle in Saskatchewan that was most recently licensed elsewhere, there are requirements for registering vehicles from another jurisdiction, including a mechanical safety inspection that it must pass. There are also requirements for importing a vehicle into Canada. To determine the registration and insurance rates for your vehicle, please visit the basic plate calculator. You can also contact any motor licence issuer for details. Some exemptions for commercial vehicles apply.
Your vehicle may be exempt from PST charges when you register it. If you are a new resident with a leased vehicle, there are PST rules that apply.
If you are a new resident of Saskatchewan and you have brought your leased vehicle into the province, when you apply for Saskatchewan registration you must provide a letter obtained from your leasing company confirming that PST is being collected in your leasing fees for the vehicle. If a letter is not provided, PST will be calculated based on the monthly lease charges and the number of lease payments remaining in the lease agreement (which must be presented to the issuer as proof of ownership) and collected at the time of registration.
Auto Fund Division
2260 - 11th Ave.
Regina, SK S4P 2N7