Well, I decided to find out how much it will cost me to transfer my Jeep, license, etc., from Ontario to Alberta.
The license fee is reasonable: for 5 years it is $84.45.
The vehicle sticker is also $84.45 per year and I will renew at the end of April because my last name starts with “D”. Mind you, my license renews in August. Odd.
I need to get an out of province inspection, essentially a safety check – this sounds like a pure money grab since the fee is about $175. They don’t do emission testing here so I will be able to skip that (it would have been due in Ontario this August) and the inspection is a one time thing. OK, I suppose I can handle that. I guess they don’t want unsafe vehicles on the roads.
The plate sticker fee will be pro-rated – that’s good. I have 90 days to do all of this so that would put it sometime in July.
Custom plates are much cheaper here than in Ontario – $200 for the plates. Sometimes they are called vanity plates – I can stand being called vain I guess. I will likely get a set. Only issue there is that I believe that they are limited to 7 characters in Alberta so KEVSJEEP is out. Dang. I have an idea but I am not going to publish it because EVERYONE will go out and register it to screw me up.
So, I suppose that I will wait until July or so to do all of this, no rush anyway. At least I have the information now.