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Commercial Plates 2017-06-21T11:27:28+00:00

COMMERCIAL PLATES

Commercial plate licensing is for business owners, contractors, and self-employed individuals.

Your commercial class registration for your vehicle will depend on the type of business and nature of goods being transported. The total weight of your vehicle (vehicle and load) may affect the final cost per year.

Please note that vehicle classes don’t necessarily correspond with the licence class required to drive the vehicle.

For interprovincial or international travel, you may be eligible for prorate.

For a quote, please contact Southland Registrations at 403-255-3653.

Class 1

Sub-Class Purpose
1-51
School bus
Permits licensing of school buses carrying students and/or teachers to and from school and/or school events.
1-52p
Public service bus Prorated
Permits licensing of buses carrying 11 passengers or more including the driver on a prorated public service basis in Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction.
1-55
Taxi
Permits licensing of vehicles carrying 15 or fewer passengers (including the driver) for monetary purposes.
1-56
Truck rental
Permits licensing of trucks, vans, buses and other vehicles (excluding passenger vehicles) for rental purposes.
1-56c
Car rental
Permits licensing of vehicles (excluding trucks) designed to carry less than 15 passengers, including the driver for rental purposes.
1-56p
Rental vehicle Prorated
Permits licensing of trucks, vans, buses and other vehicles (excluding passenger vehicles), traveling in Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction for rental purposes.
1-60
Exempted goods for hire within Alberta
Permits licensing of pilot/trail vehicles and other vehicles that are operated province wide and transport exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
1-60p
Exempted goods for hire Prorated
Permits licensing of pilot/trail vehicles and other vehicles that are operated within Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction and transport exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
1-61
General merchandise for hire within Alberta
Permits licensing of vehicles that are operated province wide and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.
1-61p
General merchandise for hire Prorated
Permits licensing of vehicles that are operated within Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.
1-tlr
Commercial trailers – transporting someone else’s goods
Permits licensing of trailers that operate province wide and transport exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
1-tow
Driveaway/towaway – not towed by registered owner
A 1-tow plate is placed on a vehicle that is being towed for the purpose of saving on drivers and/or fuel. The registered owner of the towing vehicle cannot own the vehicle being towed.

Class 2

Sub-Class Purpose
2-58
Farm vehicles
Permits licensing of vehicles for clients who have been approved by Alberta Agriculture for their Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit Program.
2-59
Transporting own goods/private buses
Permits licensing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the registered owner’s own goods.
2-60
Exempted goods for hire
Permits licensing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
2-61
General merchandise for hire
Permits licensing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.

Prorate

Prorate is the process of calculating registration fees and taxes for multiple jurisdictions. Prorated registrations are applicable to commercial carriers who are based in Alberta . To be considered for prorate registration, vehicles must travel inter-provincially and/or inter-nationally 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 . The fees are calculated by the percentage of total distance travelled within each jurisdiction.

Alberta Transportation, Prorate Services centrally processes all applications for prorated registrations. When processing is completed Prorate Services provides the carrier with a Fee Notice, which serves as a break down of the respective fees.

Southland Registrations can collect the amounts specified on the Fee Notices, and can issue the necessary plates, validation tabs, prorate registration and cab card. The cab card indicates the provinces and/or states in which travel has been approved and fees have been paid.

To apply for prorate please contact Alberta Transportation

Alberta Transportation
Prorate Services
1st Floor, 803 Manning Road NE
Calgary , AB T2E 7M8

Phone: (403) 297-2920
Fax: (403) 297-2917