Government of New Brunswick

Effective April 1, 2012, as part of the Government’s renewal initiative aimed at administrative cost recovery, a fee applies to requests for the recovery of documents pertaining to private sale vehicle transactions (motor vehicles, boats and aircraft) that are filed with the Department of Finance for tax application purposes.

Such documents include bills of sale, appraisals or declarations/affidavits that have been filed with the Department of Finance at the time of vehicle registrations.

Note: Documents will only be released to (an) individual(s) who was/were the owner(s) of a vehicle at the time of registration or who have obtained written consent from such owner(s) for the release of the documents.


$15.00 per transaction.

To Apply:

A Document Recovery Requisition form must be completed and submitted by mail to the Department of Finance, Program Advisory Services, P.O. Box 3000, Fredericton N.B., E3B 5G5. Applications must be accompanied by the applicable fee and, if necessary, a Letter of Consent. Please allow five days for processing from the date the completed application and fee are received by the Department of Finance.


For information regarding this service or any program administered by the Department of Finance, please call 1-800-669-7070 or e-mail