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Registry @ South Trail Crossing
66, 4307 – 130th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8



Fax: 403-257-1830


Motor Vehicles services

Reliable Alberta Vehicle Registration in Calgary

All Alberta motor vehicle registration services in Calgary performed at Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd. require acceptable identification. As authorized registry agents in Alberta with courteous staff at our office, we’re here to help you renew your driver’s licences and/or vehicle registrations without the hassle of dealing with government agencies. In addition to the proper identification, we will also need your current vehicle registration certificate, proof of insurance coverage and an acceptable method of payment (we accept cash, cheques and most major credit cards). To find out how much your motor vehicle registration will cost, please feel free to visit our fees section


For more information regarding the following services listed below, please go to the Service Alberta website. Should you have any additional questions or concerns about Alberta vehicle registration in Calgary, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please stop by and see us with all of your registry needs – we simplify the motor vehicle and driver’s licence registration processes to offer you fast, easy processing while you wait.


Types of Registrations We Offer

We offer registration services for a variety of vehicles. Each registration is performed with complete diligence so that later, no loopholes emerge in the paperwork and you do not face any hassles going forward.

  • Commercial Registrations
  • Special Registrations
  • Special Registration Programs
  • Specialty Vehicles

Commercial Registrations

This type of registration is required for commercial vehicles such as trucks, tractors, trolleys etc. In order to obtain registration for your commercial vehicles, you will need to furnish documentary evidence of the following:

  • Gross vehicle weight: You will be expected to provide details of the total weight of your vehicle when it is not carrying any freight. 
  • Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC): This is required of you meet one or more of the following conditions: 
    • A Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) is required for a:
    • Commercial vehicle with a registered gross weight of 11,794 kg or more
    • A vehicle (bus) designed to carry 11 passengers or more (including the driver)
    • A farm plated vehicle with a weight of 4501 kg or more and travels outside of Alberta
  • Commercial inspection: Your vehicle will need to provide evidence of passing annual examinations if: 
    • Your combined weight is over 11,794 kg

    • Your vehicle is originally designed with a seating capacity of 11 or more (such as a school bus, commercial bus, commercial passenger van)

  • Exemption Permit: If your school bus does not comply with the rules and norms laid down in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, the Federal Vehicle Equipment Regulation or the Canadian Standard Association. 
  • Operating Authority Certificate: Your commercial bus or passenger van will not require an Operating Authority Certificate if you meet the following conditions:
    • A commercial vehicle with a seating capacity of 15 or less (including the driver) and is operated as a taxi
    • Funeral service
    • School bus service
    • Transit bus service operated by or on behalf of a municipality
    • Airport passenger service

A commercial vehicle with a seating capacity of 10 or less (including the driver), that receives no compensation. The passengers for such a van must be Registry @ South Trail Crossing Ltd., employees or contract workers of the registered owner, members of the registered owner or other persons satisfactory to the board.


Special Registrations

Special registrations are issued for:


Antique Vehicles

Antique vehicles include motorcycles and are defined by:

  • At least 25 years old
  • Only operated as a collector’s item in exhibitions, club activities, parades and transportation to and from these activities
  • Driven to and from a garage for servicing
  • Never used for general transportation

Dealer Plates

Dealer licence plates are issued to manufacturers of motor vehicles, dealers of motor vehicles, clients engaged in the business of servicing motor vehicles. They are issued for vehicles that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Kept for sale by a manufacturer or dealer
  • Used by manufacturers, dealers or their employees/agents for testing, servicing, promotion of sales, personal use
  • Not for hire
  • Not carrying freight other than goods that are the property of the vehicle owner or the employee/agent using the vehicle for personal use

Ham Radio Operator Plates

Ham radio operator plates may be issued to clients that maintain a valid Amateur Radio Operator Certificate issued by Industry Canada. Ham radio operator plates must bear the ham radio operator’s call letters as displayed on their Amateur Radio Operator Certificate issued by Industry Canada.


Special Registration Programs

There are a number of special registration programs designed especially for the residents of Alberta. These include:


Prorate Program

Alberta is a member of the International Registration Plan (IRP), a reciprocity registration agreement among Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions. This program applies to Alberta carriers who travel in Alberta and at least one other province or state. Rather than obtaining and paying for plates and registration in each jurisdiction, prorate offers the advantage of proportionate licencing in Alberta.


As part of the IRP, the Alberta Transportation Prorate Services’ office calculates registration fees for prorate approved commercial vehicles. The fees are calculated based on the percentage of total distance travelled within each jurisdiction. All prorated registrations expire on March 31 of each year. For more information please call Prorate Services at 403-297-2920 or visit their website.

Quarterly Licencing Program

The Quarterly Licencing Program is used by clients who have an annual registration fee of $500 or more and want to split their registration into a quarterly rate or whose vehicles are part of the Permanent Fleet Program. Clients cannot register or renew their vehicle registrations for less than one full quarter.


There are four quarterly registration periods:

  • January 1 to March 31
  • April 1 to June 30
  • July 1 to September 30
  • October 1 to December 31

Specialty Vehicles

Modified, Homemade, Amalgamated Vehicles, Trailers & Motorcycles

Modified, homemade and amalgamated vehicles, trailers and/or motorcycles are assembled from new and/or used parts. The licence plate class issued for a modified, homemade and amalgamated vehicle, trailers and/or motorcycle is determined by the use of the vehicle.

In addition to the requirements noted for the applicable licence plate class, the following must also be presented by the client if the vehicle, trailer and/or motorcycle is assembled from used or new parts without a vehicle identification number:

  • A processed Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Application form from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). Depending on the vehicle, trailer and/or motorcycle an inspection may be required.
  • Vehicles, trailers and/or motorcycles with unusual operating characteristics must be referred to Alberta Transportation Safety Branch for an inspection to ensure compliance with basic equipment requirements

Registry @ South Trail Crossing

66, 4307 – 130th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8

Phone: 403-246-4646

Fax: 403-257-1830



Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday & Statutory Holidays: Closed

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