Vehicle registration plates of Quebec

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The Canadian province of Quebec first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display licence plates in 1912. Plates are currently issued by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec.

Quebec is one of the last jurisdictions in North-America to issue vanity plates starting in 2015[1] leaving only Newfoundland and Labrador. Moreover, Quebec and Saskatchewan are the only two provinces in which decals are not used to show that the vehicle has valid registration. Quebec legislation also doesn't allow front plates (except in certain cases), and only rear plates are used.

The original motto La Belle Province (a nickname for Quebec; "the beautiful province") was replaced in 1978 by Je me souviens ("I remember"), the official motto of Quebec.

Passenger plates 1972 to present[edit]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the Automobile Manufacturers Association that fixed the size for licence plates for vehicles, except those for motorcycles, at six inches in height by twelve inches in width, with standardized mounting holes. The 1955 (dated 1956) issue was the first Quebec licence plate that complied with these standards.

Image First issued Description Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
1968 Blue base with embossed white lettering "La belle province" A123-456
1972 QC passenger plate.jpg 1972 Red base with embossed white lettering "La belle province" A123-456
1977 QC passenger plate.png 1977 Light blue base with embossed dark blue lettering "La belle province" 123A456
Quebec 1979.jpeg 1979 blue on reflective white Je me souviens 123A456
Quebec 1992 license plate.jpg (1983 sticker) dark blue on reflective white Je me souviens ABC 123 originally validated with stickers
Quebec License Plate.jpg 1996 dark blue on reflective white Je me souviens 123 ABC
Quebec 2012 Plate.JPG 2009 dark blue on reflective white Je me souviens A12 BCD
Quebec electric vehicle license plate.png 2011 green on reflective white with electric vehicle pictogram on lower left corner Je me souviens E00 VEA electric vehicles only


  1. ^ "Quebec to allow Vanity Plates". CBC News Montreal. CBC News. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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