Renew Vehicle Registration in Alberta

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Navigating the complexities of vehicle registration renewal can often feel like a daunting task, filled with confusing paperwork and unexpected trips to the DMV. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Welcome to Goldkey Registration Service—your seamless solution to renewing your vehicle registration quickly and effortlessly. At Goldkey, we’re committed to turning what traditionally has been a tedious process into a hassle-free experience, ensuring you’re back on the road with peace of mind in no time.

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renew vehicle registration in Alberta

Note:The Alberta Government has made changes to the registration renewal process, effective January 1, 2021. In Alberta, license plate expiry stickers (month and year) will no longer be issued. A vehicle owner is responsible for knowing the date their car registration expires and to renew their registration online or in-person at a registry. Luckily, we make the process easier and more convenient.

Can I Renew My Car Registration Online?

Yes, you can renew your car registration online in Alberta if there are no changes required to your existing registration information. This is a quick and convenient option.

However, online renewals are not available if you need to update:

  • Your address
  • Your name
  • Vehicle information (e.g., ownership change)
  • Outstanding fines

In these cases, you’ll need to visit a registry agent’s office in person.


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With Goldkey, your online Alberta registration renewal has never been easier.

Follow these steps to renew your vehicle registration online with GoldKey:

Step 1

Click on this link to renew your vehicle registration

Step 2

Enter your contact information.

Step 3

Provide information about your vehicle, including:

(model, license plate number, driver’s license number, and auto insurance info)

Step 4

Once your vehicle registration certificate is ready, it will be mailed to your address.

Renew your vehicle registration in Alberta with these 3 options

You have three options to get a new vehicle registration certificate. You could do it online, at one of our offices, or through Service Alberta. Let’s get more details about the three options:

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Registration Renewal Online in Alberta with GoldKey

How to renew a car registration online?

To renew your car registration online  All you have to do is:

  • sign up in less than 3 minutes.
  • After the certificate is ready, you will receive it through mail without leaving your house.
  • Registering online through Goldkey is a simple and straightforward process.

This option is available for any passenger vehicle including cars, light trucks, vans, RVs, off-highway vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs), and some commercial vehicles (all Class 2, certain Class 1). The option is not available for a car registered as a fleet or company vehicle. For renewing commercial vehicles, the company needs to keep an active and good-standing corporate registration. It’s not mandatory by the registry, but a Safety Fitness Certificate is also necessary for certain vehicles.

Online renewals are available on a term-by-term basis with each term lasting for one year only. To renew for a longer period, please visit a registry office.


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Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal in Goldkey Office in Alberta

what do I need to renew my registration?

Here’s what you need to renew your vehicle registration in person:

1.  Driver’s license (for identification)
2.  Valid car insurance (proof of coverage, often found on your pink card)
3.  Current vehicle registration certificate (contains your registration number and license plate number)

If you prefer handling the renewal process offline in person, we welcome you to visit our Goldkey Registry office in Alberta. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you with all the necessary information and guide you through the entire process. If you have traffic fines, a license suspension, or would like to renew outdated information, We’d be happy to assist you.

Renewing your vehicle registration can be a breeze with our dedicated team at your service. For any further questions or assistance, feel free to contact us!


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Renew Online Through Service Alberta

How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alberta?

Alberta Vehicle Registration Renewal Online Steps:

1. Verified Account: You’ll need a verified account to renew online. Signing up can take time (allow 10 business days for verification).

2. Registration Number and License Plate Number

3. Proof of Current Auto Insurance: Information from your pink card

4. Major Credit Card: Have a VISA, MasterCard, or American Express card ready for secure online payment.

5. One-Year Renewals Only: Online renewals are currently for one year only.

6. Physical Copy Mailed: You’ll receive a physical copy of your registration certificate in the mail after renewing online.

7. Digital Copy Available: download a digital copy of your registration certificate, but a printed copy is still required. (Note: Licence plate expiry stickers are no longer required as of January 1, 2021.)

This option is available for Class 3 vehicles including cars, light trucks, vans, RVs, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs), and commercial vehicles.

When prompted to choose a preferred registry, make sure to select Goldkey for service from registry agents you’re familiar with and trust.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for Alberta vehicle registration Renewal?

To be eligible for Alberta vehicle registration renewal, your vehicle must meet certain requirements. These include:

  • The vehicle must be insured with a valid insurance policy.

  • Any outstanding fines, fees, or motor vehicle debts related to the vehicle must be paid.
  • The registered owner(s) of the vehicle must have a valid driver’s license.
  • The vehicle must pass an inspection if it is more than 12 years old.
  • The vehicle must not have any outstanding recalls or maintenance enforcement restrictions.

Have further questions? Call us at 403-934-2375 for assistance.



What Are the Benefits of Online Vehicle Registration Renewal?

Renewing your vehicle registration online with Goldkey has numerous benefits for you, including:

  • Convenience: You can renew your registration from the comfort of your own home or office, without having to wait in line at a registry office.
  • Time-saving: Online renewal is quick and efficient, saving you time compared to in-person renewal.
  • Cost-effective: Online renewal is often cheaper than in-person renewal, as there may be additional fees for in-person services.
  • Accessibility: With online renewal, you can access the service 24/7, making it easier to fit into your schedule.


Does vehicle registration expire?

Yes, vehicle registration expires on an assigned month. based on the first letter of your surname or company name.

Failing to renew expired vehicle registration in Alberta could result in fines and penalties.

My license plate is expired, is there a grace period to renew my vehicle registration in Alberta?

No, there is no grace period for expired license plates in Alberta. Driving with an expired plate can result in fines and penalties. You should renew your registration before the expiration date to avoid any potential consequences.

How Long Does Vehicle Registration Last in Alberta?

  • Vehicle registration in Alberta expires at midnight on the last day of a specific month assigned based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Find your expiry date using the registration expiry chart below or by checking your registration certificate.
  • Renew your vehicle registration before the expiry date to avoid penalties.

Vehicle registration expiry date chart:

Family / Company

name begins with

Registration expires

end of month

A January
Av July
B March
Be July
C May
Cl June
D April
E August
F September
G April
Gr August
H June
I January
J January
K November
Ke January
L July
M February
Me December
N May
O December
P November
Po September
Q February
R August
S October
Sc June
Sz July
T September
U January
V July
W December
X January
Y March
Z July
1 January

Source: Government of Alberta


Can someone else renew my license plate in Alberta?

Yes, someone can renew your vehicle registration or make a cancellation or transfer in Alberta on your behalf.

They’ll need:

  • Your proof of ownership document (vehicle registration certificate)
  • Proof of valid insurance (often from your pink card)
  • Their own ID
  • Authorization from you 

If you want more info on how to authorize someone, you can contact us for assistance.

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What if I have outstanding fines? Can I still renew my car registration in Calgary, AB?

No, if you have any outstanding fines, you will not be able to renew your registration online before paying them. You can renew your vehicle registration online after the payment is processed, which could take a few business days.

What if the address on my membership is different than on my registration?

Keep your vehicle registration address updated. Ensure the address on your vehicle registration matches the one we have on file. Mismatched addresses can cause problems with future renewals or services. Please contact us to update your information if they differ.

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how often do you need to re-register your car in alberta?

Your car registration in Alberta needs to be renewed annually.

What if my credit card expires?

If your credit card expires, you will need to provide us with updated payment information. You can do this online or in person at a registry office.

What if my vehicle is not currently registered?

If your vehicle is not currently registered, you will need to visit our registry office to register it. Once registered, you can then renew your registration online in the future.

What Are My Payment Options?

You can pay using your credit or debit card when you register online or in person. Cash is also available if you register in our offices.

Can I do a car registration renewal online in Calgary, Alberta?

Yes, you can renew registration online in Calgary, Alberta through the Goldkey online form.

How can I re-register my vehicle online in Alberta?

Renewal of vehicle registration online is easy in Alberta. All you have to do is log in to the Goldkey Registry website and complete the online form. After the new vehicle registration certificate is ready, you will receive it via mail to your registered address.

Other Vehicle Services We Provide

Customized License Plates

 At Goldkey, you can customize your license plates to represent your personality or interests. You can also get a personalized plate if you are a veteran.


Vehicle Information Report

 Our vehicle information report provides a comprehensive history of any registered vehicle in Alberta, including collision and insurance information.


New Vehicle Registrations

If you have just purchased a vehicle, we can help you get it registered and on the road in no time.

Out-of-Province Registration

If you have moved to Alberta from another province, we can help you register your vehicle in your new home.

Disabled Placards

If you have a disability, we can assist you in getting a disabled placard that allows you to park in designated spots.

Commercial Plates

We can assist you in obtaining and renewing commercial plates for your business vehicles.

In-transit Permits

If you need to transport a vehicle that is unregistered or uninsured, we can help you obtain an in-transit permit.

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