The Cost of Commercial Vehicle Registration in Alberta
If you are not travelling outside of Alberta and solely using your company vehicles within the province, it can cost between $82-$3461/year for registering commercial vehicles in Alberta. If you cross provincial or even international borders in a vehicle that weighs 4500kg or more, your vehicle registration must be prorated. “Prorating a vehicle” is detailed further below.
Prorated Commercial Vehicle Registration in Alberta
Prorated commercial vehicle registration is, in essence, the process of calculating taxes and registration fees through a multitude of jurisdictions. Gold Key offers prorated commercial vehicle registration to multiple businesses through the province.
To be named eligible for prorated registration, your company or commercial vehicles must travel regularly in and out of the province. The distance of total travel (calculated via percentage) is how prorated commercial vehicle registration fees are typically calculated. Alberta Transportation’s Prorate Services processes all applications for prorated registrations and will consequently offer the business what is called a “Fee Notice.”
Finally, note that Gold Key may collect the amounts specified on the Fee Notices and can then issue all necessary cab cards, validation tabs, plates, and prorate registration. The cab card is mandated to indicate the states and/or provinces in which travel has not been approved and/or fees have been paid.