Commercial Fleet Registration in Chestermere

If you’re looking for commercial plates or commercial fleet registration in Chestermere, come to Gold Key Registry. We offer a full range of commercial vehicle registration services for Chestermere’s businesses. Whether it’s your first time registering a commercial vehicle or have a whole commercial fleet, we can help. Our registry is proud to offer true small town customer service combined with exceptional professionalism and years of experience.

Commerical Plates & Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

All vehicles used commercially must have commercial plates and be registered as a commercial vehicle in Chestermere. Generally, a commercial vehicle is anyone that transports people or goods or is used for work purposes. If you’re not sure if your vehicle requires commercial plates, give us a call at 403-934-5959.

Classes of Commercial Vehicles

Class 1 commercial plates are for transporting owned goods or non-owned goods for compensation and passenger transportation. Here are the subclasses for Class 1 commercial plates:

Sub-Class Purpose
1-51
School bus
Permits licencing of school buses carrying students and/or teachers to and from school and/or school events.
1-52
Public service bus
Permits licencing of buses carrying 11 passengers or more including driver on a public service basis within Alberta.
1-52p
Public service bus Prorated
Permits licencing 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 licencing of vehicles carrying 15 or less passengers (including the driver) for monetary purposes.
1-56
Truck rental
Permits licencing of trucks, vans, buses and other vehicles (excluding passenger vehicles) for rental purposes.
1-56c
Car rental
Permits licencing of vehicles (excluding trucks) designed to carry less than 15 passengers, including the driver for rental purposes.
1-56p
Rental vehicle Prorated
Permits licencing 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 licencing 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 licencing 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 licencing 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 licencing 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 licencing 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 commercial plates are for vehicles transporting goods within 10 kilometers of the registered address in Chestermere or conducting specific industry services. Here are the sub-classes:

Sub-Class Purpose
2-58
Farm vehicles
Permits licencing 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 licencing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the registered owner’s own goods.
2-60
Exempted goods for hire
Permits licencing 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 licencing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.

Class 3 commercial plates are for commercial vehicles registered to and operated by municipalities, governments, hospitals, and school boards. Class 3 plates cannot be used to transport goods for compensation.

If you’re not sure which class your commercial vehicle falls under, our Gold Key Registry staff can help. We’ll get you the right registration and commercial plates for your Chestermere fleet.

Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

To register your commercial vehicle in Chestermere, come visit our office. We will ensure you have the right paperwork for registering your commercial vehicle and getting your commercial plates.

What do you need to register a commercial vehicle in Chestermere?

You may need the following to register a commercial vehicle in Chestermere:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • VIN
  • Safety Fitness Certificate
  • Operating Authority Certificate
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate
  • Details on your operations, such as if you will be driving out of Alberta and what type of goods you will be transporting

Exactly what you’ll need will depend on the type of commercial vehicle and your business. Call ahead if you have any questions about what information you’ll need to provide.

How much does commercial vehicle registration cost in Chestermere?

If you only operate within Alberta, commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere usually costs between $82 and $3461 a year. If your operations involve crossing provincial or international borders in a vehicle over 4500 kilograms, your vehicle registration must be prorated.

Prorated Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

Prorated commercial vehicle registration is the process of calculating registration fees and taxes for multiple jurisdictions. Gold Key Registry offers prorated commercial vehicle registrations to Chestermere businesses.

To be eligible for prorated registration, your commercial vehicles must travel outside of Alberta. Prorated commercial vehicle registration fees are calculated by the percentage of the total distance travelled in each jurisdiction. Alberta Transportation’s Prorate Services processes all applications for prorated registrations and provides the business with a Fee Notice.

Gold Key Registry 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.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

These factors affect the cost of commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere:

  • How the vehicle is used
  • What the vehicle is transporting
  • If you’re hauling goods belonging to others or not
  • If you transport passengers and if so, how many
  • If you’re leaving the province or country
  • Weight of the vehicle

Some goods and vehicles with permanently mounted equipment are exempt or eligible for discounts. Please contact us for more details.

Permanent Fleet Program in Chestermere

We’re proud to offer a permanent fleet program in Chestermere. To qualify, you must always have 10 or more commercial vehicles registered as part of a single fleet.

If you qualify for the Chestermere Permanent Fleet Program, you:

  • Can renew your commercial vehicles quarterly, semi-annually, or annually
  • Can choose your expiry date from one of the following, regardless of your last name or the name of your business, as long as your registration fees are over $500 per year:
    • March 31
    • June 30
    • September 30
    • December 31
  • Can group your commercial vehicles into separate fleets and have each fleet expire at a different date (remember, you must have at least 10 commercial vehicles in each fleet)

Keep In mind that no registration can be released if it is less than one full quarter (3-month term). A portion of a month (15 calendar days or more) will be considered a full month.

For more details about our permanent fleet program in Chestermere, contact Gold Key Registry at 40-934-5959.

How to Renew Your Chestermere Commercial Vehicle Fleet

To renew your permanent commercial vehicle fleet in Chestermere is very easy. You will be mailed two copies of the fleet commercial vehicle registration renewal. One copy is for your records and the other one will be used for the renewal process.

Once you receive the renewal paperwork, you must:

  • Confirm all commercial vehicle information is correct.
  • Indicate all vehicle additions, deletions and/or modifications.
  • Ensure the address is correct.
  • Bring in the paperwork to Gold Key Registry and pay the associated fees.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Feel free to call us at 403-934-5959 or stop by our office to talk to a registry representative.

Permanent Commercial Fleet Inventory in the Chestermere Permanent Fleet Program

Any commercial vehicles enrolled in the permanent fleet program receive a fleet tab, which replaces the year tab on your commercial license plate. The tab is black with the words “FLEET PR.” You do not replace this tab. Month tabs are not issued for permanent fleet vehicles.

If you already have commercial plates for your vehicle(s), you do not have to surrender them. Simply put the permanent fleet tab over the year tab and remove the month sticker.

You will be issued a registration paper that shows the expiry date as “Continuous.” Keep this certificate, as it is not reissued annually.

Permanent commercial fleet registration certificates are only issued when:

  • It is the vehicle’s first registration under the permanent commercial fleet program
  • If the vehicle’s weight changes
  • If the vehicle’s colour changes
  • If the vehicle’s use changes

Our representatives are happy to answer any questions about the permanent commercial fleet program in Chestermere. Give us a call!

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere.

Do I need to get commercial license plates in Chestermere?

All vehicles on Alberta’s roads that are being used for commercial purposes requires a commercial license plate.

If you have any questions related to commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-934-5959. One of our experienced associates will be happy to help.

Areas We Serve

  • Strathmore
  • Chestermere
  • Langdon
  • Hussar
  • Indus
  • Gleichen
  • Rockyford
  • Standard
  • Beiseker
  • Indus
  • Drumheller
  • Bassano
  • Vulcan
  • Brooks
  • Airdrie
  • Irricana
  • Arrowwood
  • Acme
  • Linden
  • Three Hills
  • Trochu

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