Government of New Brunswick
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    Motor vehicle registrations are required under the Motor Vehicle Act and serve as a unique identifier for a motor vehicle.

    Eligibility

    To obtain a motor vehicle registration, applicants must submit a description of the vehicle including:
    - the make and the model of vehicle,
    - type of body of the vehicle,
    - the serial or identification number of the vehicle,
    - whether such vehicle is new or used, and
    - if a new vehicle the date of sale by the manufacturer or dealer to the person intending to operate such vehicle.

    No original, renewal or replacement of a registration certificate, registration plate or permit for a motor vehicle will be issued unless the owner or operator of the motor vehicle provides with the application evidence of a policy of insurance.

    Description

    The Registrar of Motor Vehicles upon registering a vehicle will issue a registration certificate.

    A registration certificate must contain:
    - the date issued,
    - the name and address of the owner,
    - the registration number assigned to the vehicle,
    - description of the vehicle as may be determined by the Registrar, and
    - upon the reverse side a form for endorsement of notice to the Registrar upon transfer of the vehicle.

    When two registration plates are issued for a motor vehicle, they must be displayed with one in the front and the other in the rear of the vehicle. When one registration plate is issued (examples:. Motorcycle, trailers, antique, seasonal, the registration plate must be attached on the rear of the vehicle with the only exception being when one plate is issued for a truck tractor, it must be attached to the front of the vehicle.

    Transfer of Ownership

    Transfer of ownership is by process of law. The signature of the registered owner is required on the certificate of registration. The purchaser's name, address and date of birth are required on the transfer document. The purchaser must surrender the registration certificate and have the vehicle transferred into their name at any issuing office. If the purchaser can not be present, they must provide written authorization to have someone act on their behalf. The collection of sales tax and motor vehicle fees are required at time of transfer. The vehicle cannot be driven or permitted to be driven until the registration certificate is recorded in the new purchaser's name.

    Renewal of Vehicle Registrations

    Registrations for passenger type vehicles and light commercial vehicles are staggered and expire on various days during the month. Plates for large commercial vehicles expire on the last day of any month. Commercial prorate plates are staggered and expire on the last day of a month. Off-Road vehicle plates expire December 31st. Seasonal plates are only valid from April 1st to October 31st. All other registrations expire March 31st.

    Transit Markers

    This is a temporary permit to move an unregistered vehicle from one place to another and is valid for twenty-four hours. This permit is also issued to move a vehicle, on which the inspection sticker has expired, to an inspection station. The applicant must show proof of insurance anytime the motor vehicle is being operated.

    Non-Residents

    A passenger vehicle owned by a visitor may be operated for personal, non-business purposes for a period of six months in New Brunswick without being registered in the Province. This six month period is determined from the date on which the passenger motor vehicle was first operated in New Brunswick in any registration year. A person who becomes a resident of New Brunswick must register his/her vehicle with Service New Brunswick immediately.

    Electric Motor Driven Cycle

    The Registrar will permit an electric motor driven cycle to be registered if it meets Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) as a Limited Speed Motorcycle, or Scooter. If the vehicle was manufactured after 1988 it will bear a compliance label stating that it meets these standards. The operator will be subject to all the requirements placed on operators of motor driven cycles.
    It is important to note that if a vehicle has an electric motor greater than 500 watts and is capable of powering the vehicle when travelling at a speed greater than 32 km/h and it does not have a CMVSS compliance label it cannot be registered unless the owner can prove, by having the vehicle certified by an engineer, that it is safe for operation on NB highways. Also, not all vehicles are suitable for operation on NB highways and it could be that the vehicle in question may not be a motor driven cycle or a bicycle and cannot be operated on a highway. If the vehicle is able to powered by human force and has a motor equal to or less than 500W, and the motor is not capable of assisting when the vehicle is traveling at a speed greater than 32km/h then it can be considered a bicycle and all the requirements placed on bicyclists are applicable.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2012-PS-06-HeavyCommercialVehicles.pdf,
    2012-PS-07-LightCommercialVehicles.pdf,
    2012-PS-08-Motorcycles.pdf,
    2012-PS-09-MotorDrivenCycles.pdf,
    2012-PS-11-PrivatePassengerVehicles.pdf,
    2012-PS-12-TentHardTopTrailers.pdf,
    2012-PS-13-Trailers.pdf,
    2012-PS-14-TravelTrailers.pdf


    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    All registration fees, unless otherwise mentioned, are annual.2009-03-31
    Private passenger vehicle, family motor coach or a motor vehicle converted to a family motor coach or taxi cab, with an unladen curb mass of (in kg)2009-03-31
      0 - 1,00057.002012-09-28
      1,001 - 1,20072.002012-09-28
      1, 201 - 1,40085.002012-09-28
      1,401 - 1,600101.002012-09-28
      1,601 - 1,800115.002012-09-28
      1,801 - 2,000133.002012-09-28
      2,001 - 2,200151.002012-09-28
      2,201 and up177.002012-09-28
    Trailer and semi-trailer, with a gross vehicle mass of: (Note: This annual fee runs from April 1 to March 31 but mid-year registration has a different fee schedule) (in kg)2011-07-12
      0 - 1,00027.002012-09-28
      1,001 - 1,50042.002012-09-28
      1,501 - 2,00057.002012-09-28
      2,001 - 2,50072.002012-09-28
      2,501 - 3,00088.002012-09-28
      3,001 - 3,500102.002012-09-28
      3,501 - 4,000 119.002012-09-28
      4,001 - 4,500147.002012-09-28
      4,501 - 5,000 163.002012-09-28
      5,001 - 6,000 203.002012-09-28
      6,001 - 7,000 248.002012-09-28
      7,001 - 8,000 316.002012-09-28
      8,001 - 9,000 389.002012-09-28
      9,001 -10,000 450.002012-09-28
      10,001 - 11,000 539.002012-09-28
      11,001 - 12,000 610.002012-09-28
      12,001 - 13,000 676.002012-09-28
      13,001 - 14,000 723.002012-09-28
      14,001 - 15,000 767.002012-09-28
      15,001 - 16,000 814.002012-09-28
      16,001 - 17,000 859.002012-09-28
      17,001 - 18,000 929.002012-09-28
      18,001 - 19,000 976.002012-09-28
      19,001 - 20,000 1,021.002012-09-28
      20,001 - 21,000 1,068.002012-09-28
      21,001 - 22,000 1,138.002012-09-28
      22,001 - 23,000 1,183.002012-09-28
      23,001 - 24,000 1,230.002012-09-28
      24,001 - 25,000 1,279.002012-09-28
    Travel trailer35.002012-09-28
    Hardtop or tent trailer28.002012-09-28
    Semi-trailer (attached to a truck tractor in a semi-permanent way or for a trailer that is used in combination with a semi-trailer and truck tractor)2009-03-31
      1 year27.002012-09-28
      2 years54.002012-09-28
      3 years81.002012-09-28
    Specially built heavy trailer or semi-trailer used exclusively for transporting machinery employed in the lumbering, mining or fishing industries or in agriculture 2009-03-31
      1 year27.002012-09-28
      2 years54.002012-09-28
      3 years81.002012-11-27
    Crawler or caterpillar type of tractor or a farm tractor used for commercial purposes other than farming 51.002012-02-27
    Light farm truck vehicle with an unladen curb mass of: ( Note: This annual fee runs from April 1 to March 31 but mid-year registration has a different fee schedule.) (in kg)2009-03-31
      0 - 1,000 25.002012-02-27
      1,001 - 1,200 32.002012-02-27
      1,201 - 1,400 38.002012-02-27
      1,401 - 1,600 45.002012-02-27
      1,601 - 1,800 51.002012-02-27
      1,801 - 2,000 59.002012-02-27
      2,001 - 2,249 67.002012-02-27
      2,250 - 2,40070.002012-02-27
      2,401 - 2,60073.002012-02-27
      2,601 - 2,80076.002012-02-27
      2,801 - 3,00079.002012-02-27
    Heavy farm truck, with a gross vehicle mass of: ( Note: This annual fee runs from April 1 to March 31 but mid-year registration has a different fee schedule.) (in kg) 2011-07-12
      4,500 - 5,000 77.002012-02-27
      5,001 - 6,000 97.002012-02-27
      6,001 - 7,000 119.002012-02-27
      7,001 - 8,000 153.002012-02-27
      8,001 - 9,000 190.002012-02-27
      9,001 - 10,000 220.002012-02-27
      10,001 - 11,000 265.002012-02-27
      11,001 - 12,000 300.002012-02-27
      12,001 - 13,000 333.002012-02-27
      13,001 - 14,000357.002012-02-27
      14,001 - 15,000 379.002012-02-27
      15,001 - 16,000 402.002012-02-27
      16,001 - 17,000 425.002012-02-27
      17,001 - 18,000 460.002012-02-27
      18,001 - 19,000 483.002012-02-27
      19,001 - 20,000 506.002012-02-27
      20,001 - 21,000 529.002012-02-27
      21,001 - 22,000 564.002012-02-27
      22,001 - 23,000 587.002012-02-27
      23,001 - 24,000 610.002012-02-27
      24,001 - 25,000 635.002012-02-27
      25,001 - 26,000 657.002012-02-27
      26,001 - 27,000 691.002012-02-27
      27,001 - 28,000 715.002012-02-27
      28,001 - 29,000 738.002012-02-27
      29,001 - 30,000 761.002012-02-27
      30,001 - 31,000 784.002012-02-27
      31,001 - 32,000 819.002012-02-27
      32,001 - 33,000 842.002012-02-27
      33,001 - 34,000 865.002012-02-27
      34,001 - 35,000 888.002012-02-27
      35,001 - 36,000 911.002012-02-27
      36,001 - 37,000 944.002012-02-27
      37,001 - 38,000 968.002012-02-27
      38,001 - 39,000 990.002012-02-27
      39,001 - 40,000 1,015.002012-02-27
      40,001 - 41,000 1,038.002012-02-27
      41,001 - 42,000 1,071.002012-02-27
      42,001 - 43,000 1,095.002012-02-27
      43,001 - 44,000 1,119.002012-02-27
      44,001 - 45,000 1,142.002012-02-27
      45,001 - 46,000 1,164.002012-02-27
      46,001 - 47,000 1,198.002012-02-27
      47,001 - 48,000 1,221.002012-02-27
      48,001 - 49,000 1,243.002012-02-27
      49,001 - 50,000 1,267.002012-02-27
      50,001 - 51,000 1,289.002012-02-27
      51,001 - 52,000 1,326.002012-02-27
      52,001 - 53,000 1,349.002012-02-27
      53,001 - 54,000 1,372.002012-02-27
      54,001 - 55,000 1,395.002012-02-27
      55,001 - 56,000 1,417.002012-02-27
      56,001 - 57,000 1,440.002012-02-27
      57,001 - 58,000 1,463.002012-02-27
      58,001 - 59,000 1,485.002012-02-27
      59,001 - 60,000 1,508.002012-02-27
      60,001 - 61,000 1,530.002012-02-27
      61,001 - 62,000 1,553.002012-02-27
      62,001 - 62,500 1,565.002012-02-27
    Government Owned Vehicle2009-03-31
      Municipal vehicle18.002012-02-27
      Government of Canada, or departments thereof vehicle (charged in accordance to appropriate fee schedule for type of vehicle) 0.002012-11-29
      Provincial government, or departments thereof vehicle0.002012-02-27
    Diplomatic vehicle 0.002012-02-27
    Antique auto18.002012-02-27
    Motorcycle40.002012-09-28
    Motor-driven Cycle28.002012-09-28
    War Amputee Vehicle2.002012-02-27
    Snowmobile70.002012-02-27
    Bus Registration2009-03-31
      Bus operated under municipal franchise 18.002012-02-27
      Church bus (passenger bus registered in the name of a religious organization) 18.002012-02-27
      Privately owned school bus 70.002012-02-27
      Community service bus 70.002012-02-27
      School bus 70.002012-02-27
    Plate2009-03-31
      Plate50.002012-09-28
      Personalized plate 175.002012-09-28
      Conservation licence plate57.002012-09-28
      Special plate issued to a dealer or manufacturer70.002012-02-27
      Off Road Vehicle Registration Plate25.002009-04-09
      Seasonal Registration Plate (non-personalized)50.002012-09-28
      Seasonal Registration Plate (personalized)175.002012-09-28
      Initial application and subsequent renewals fee for a Seasonal Registration Plate (non-personalized and personalized) Note-this is in addition to applicable registration renewal fees50.002012-03-19
    Transit Marker20.002009-03-31
    Circus vehicle (for any 30 day period or part thereof) 32.002012-02-27
    Asphalt or tar spreader 70.002012-02-27
    Service crane, pulp loader 70.002012-02-27
    Motor hearse 70.002012-02-27
    Mobile power equipment for well drilling machinery, wood cutting, threshing or for like purposes 70.002012-02-27
    Truck tractor used to haul trailers trans-machinery employed in lumbering, fishing, mining and agriculture 236.002012-02-27
    Motor vehicle, rock wagon, Le Tourneau scrapers, etc., designed exclusively for use in the road construction industry to transport materials within the confines of the contract 121.002012-02-27
    Light commercial vehicle, with an unladen curb mass of: (in kg)2009-03-31
      0 - 1,000 57.002012-09-28
      1,001 - 1,200 72.002012-09-28
      1,201 - 1,40085.002012-09-28
      1,401 - 1,600 101.002012-09-28
      1,601 - 1,800115.002012-09-28
      1,801 - 2,000 133.002012-09-28
      2,001 - 2,249 151.002012-09-28
      2,250 - 2,400158.002012-09-28
      2,401 - 2,600165.002012-09-28
      2,601 - 2,800172.002012-09-28
      2,801 - 3,000178.002012-09-28
    Heavy commercial vehicle, public motor bus, & farm produce plate, with a gross vehicle mass of: (in kg) 2011-07-12
      4,500 - 5,000 161.002012-09-28
      5,001 - 6,000 203.002012-09-28
      6,001 - 7,000 250.002012-09-28
      7,001 - 8,000321.002012-09-28
      8,001 - 9,000 398.002012-09-28
      9,001 - 10,000 462.002012-09-28
      10,001 - 11,000 555.002012-09-28
      11,001 - 12,000 630.002012-09-28
      12,001 - 13,000 699.002012-09-28
      13,001 - 14,000 749.002012-09-28
      14,001 - 15,000795.002012-09-28
      15,001 - 16,000 844.002012-09-28
      16,001 - 17,000 891.002012-09-28
      17,001 - 18,000 965.002012-09-28
      18,001 - 19,000 1014.002012-09-28
      19,001 - 20,0001,062.002012-09-28
      20,001 - 21,000 1,111.002012-09-28
      21,001 - 22,000 1,184.002012-09-28
      22,001 - 23,000 1,232.002012-09-28
      23,001 - 24,000 1,281.002012-09-28
      24,001 - 25,000 1,332.002012-09-28
      25,001 - 26,000 1,380.002012-09-28
      26,001 - 27,000 1,451.002012-09-28
      27,001 - 28,000 1,502.002012-09-28
      28,001 - 29,0001,550.002012-09-28
      29,001 - 30,000 1,597.002012-09-28
      30,001 - 31,000 1,646.002012-09-28
      31,001 - 32,000 1,720.002012-09-28
      32,001 - 33,000 1,767.002012-09-28
      33,001 - 34,000 1,815.002012-09-28
      34,001 - 35,000 1,865.002012-09-28
      35,001 - 36,000 1,912.002012-09-28
      36,001 - 37,000 1,982.002012-09-28
      37,001 - 38,000 2,032.002012-09-28
      38,001 - 39,000 2,078.002012-09-28
      39,001 - 40,000 2,130.002012-09-28
      40,001 - 41,000 2,179.002012-09-28
      41,001 - 42,000 2,248.002012-09-28
      42,001 - 43,000 2,300.002012-09-28
      43,001 - 44,000 2,349.002012-09-28
      44,001 - 45,000 2,397.002012-09-28
      45,001 - 46,000 2,444.002012-09-28
      46,001 - 47,000 2,515.002012-09-28
      47,001 - 48,000 2,564.002012-09-28
      48,001 - 49,000 2,610.002012-09-28
      49,001 - 50,000 2,661.002012-09-28
      50,001 - 51,000 2,707.002012-09-28
      51,001 - 52,000 2,785.002012-09-28
      52,001 - 53,000 2,832.002012-09-28
      53,001 - 54,000 2,881.002012-09-28
      54,001 - 55,000 2,930.002012-09-28
      55,001 - 56,000 2,976.002012-09-28
      56,001 - 57,000 3,024.002012-09-28
      57,001 - 58,000 3,071.002012-09-28
      58,001 - 59,000 3,119.002012-09-28
      59,001 - 60,000 3,167.002012-09-28
      60,001 - 61,000 3,213.002012-09-28
      61,001 - 62,000 3,261.002012-09-28
      62,001 - 62,500 3,285.002012-09-28
    30-day permit for a two axle truck 2009-03-31
      Gross mass of 9,000 kg, but not exceeding 13,500 kg55.002012-02-27
      Gross mass of 7,500 kg, but not exceeding 11,000 kg 40.002012-02-27
    Replacements2009-03-31
      Registration certificate or sticker20.002009-03-31
      Personalized plate58.002012-09-28
      Specialized plate issued to a dealer or manufacturer70.002012-02-27
      Seasonal Registration Plate (non-personalized)50.002012-09-28
      Seasonal Registration Plate (personalized)58.002012-09-28
      Registration certificate and registration plate issued to a person 50.002012-09-28
      Registration certificate and registration plate personalized - issued to a person other than a dealer or manufacturer58.002012-09-28
      Registration certificate and plate issued to a dealer or manufacturer 70.002012-02-27
      Registration certificate, a registration plate and a sticker issued to a person other than a dealer or manufacturer (not personalized) 50.002012-09-28
      Registration certificate, a registration plate and a sticker personalized -issued to a person other than a dealer or manufacturer 58.002012-09-28
      Due to a loss of a conservation licence plate 50.002012-09-28
      Exchange of a conservation licence plate50.002012-09-28
    Transfers2009-03-31
      To a licensed dealer registered in New Brunswick0.002012-02-27
      To a person other than a licensed dealer 20.002009-04-01
      Registered in another jurisdiction to a licensed dealer 20.002009-04-01
    Contact Email Location
    Contact SNB snb@snb.ca
    Fredericton