Since January 1, 1997, all vehicles that were last registered outside of Alberta must be inspected by an authorized mechanic before being registered within our province. First, bring us your Bill of Sale. We’ll do a search on the vehicle to find out its previous status in the jurisdiction it was last registered in. Depending on that status, you will be required to either have an Out of Province Vehicle Inspection or a Salvage Vehicle Inspection done.
We will provide you with a Request for Inspection form that you must take to the mechanic before he can start to inspect your vehicle. Please note that not all mechanics in Alberta are authorized to perform these inspections. We can provide a list of some Alberta-authorized mechanics for your convenience.
After the inspection is completed, you must return to us the form given to you by the mechanic. This inspection form is only valid for 14 days from the date of issue. If you miss this deadline, you will have to start the process all over again. Then the vehicle can be registered, and the record from the previous province closed out.