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:
- Check the expiry dates on your licence plate, driver’s licence, or identification card and mark them on your calendar.
- Sign up online to receive a free electronic reminder from the Alberta government at eservices.alberta.ca/notify.
- Sign up online to receive a free electronic reminder from e-registry.ca 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.