Vehicle Registration Renewal

In a hurry to renew your vehicle registration? Save time, renew online, and receive your tabs in the mail. While you're here, don't forget to sign up for free renewal reminders.

You need:

Read below for things you need to know before renewing online.

How do I renew online?

  1. Find out if you can renew online:
    • You have a Class 3 passenger vehicle - including cars, light trucks, vans, motorcycles, or motorhomes
    • Your vehicle is not registered as a fleet or company vehicle
    • Your address has not changed
    • Your registration has not been expired for more than 2 months
  2. Have the following ready before you renew online:
    • Your current vehicle registration certificate, which contains your licence plate number and your registration number.
    • Your valid insurance pink card as proof of insurance coverage. Your insurance must provide public liability and property damage coverage under an owner's automobile insurance policy as provided for in the Alberta Insurance Act.
    • Your credit card ready to make a payment. We accept VISA, MasterCard, or American Express. We do not accept VISA Debit and prepaid credit cards.
  3. Please make sure you renew at least 10 business days before your expiry date, to allow time for your tabs to arrive in the mail. It is your responsibility to allow sufficient time for mail delivery.
  4. Your transaction is successful when you reach a page containing the message: "Your transaction has been completed. Print this page as a receipt of the transaction". If you did not reach this page, your transaction may not have been completed. If you are unsure about the status of your payment, please contact us. The charge will appear on your statement as "AARA Web Renewal Edmonton AB"
  5. You should receive your new registration and tabs in the mail within 10 business days. They are mailed directly from the Government office to the address listed on your registration. There is no option to have the registration mailed to any alternate address.
  6. If you do not receive your new registration and tabs after 10 business days, take your printed receipt to any registry agent within 30 days of paying online for a no-fee tab replacement. After 30 days you may be charged a fee by the registry office.

The Alberta Online Vehicle Renewal System is unavailable during the following hours:

  • Monday to Saturday - 9:55 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.
  • Sundays - 6:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.