Renewal Reminders

How it works

The Alberta Government is saving taxpayers $3 million a year by ending mailed renewal reminders for vehicle registrations, driver’s licences and identification cards.

There are three simple ways you can be reminded when it is time to renew:

  1. Check the expiry dates on your licence plate, driver’s licence, or identification card and mark them on your calendar.
  2. Sign up online to receive a free electronic reminder from the Alberta government at
  3. Sign up online to receive a free electronic reminder from or the AMA.

Albertans with disabilities will continue to receive their reminders in the mail. Seniors over the age of 70 will receive mailed reminders until April 1, 2017.

Pre-printed forms aren’t required to renew

You can renew your Alberta vehicle or motorcycle registration certificates online, in-person, or by mail. Driver’s licences and identification cards must be done in-person at any Alberta registry agent or AMA office.

Know your expiry dates

Albertans are responsible to ensure that their registrations, licences, and identification cards are current. A driver’s licence is valid for one to five years, depending on the class, and expires on your birthday. Registrations expire on an assigned month based on your surname.

Contact this service

780-427-7013, toll free dial 310-0000 first in Alberta

8:15 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri. Closed statutory holidays.