We now offer the convenience of ordering your Alberta Driver Abstract online through a verified MyAlberta Digital ID (MADI) account. Create a MADI account for free, and once verified, you can easily access your abstract online.

Choose between a Standard Driver Abstract (SDA) or a Commercial Driver Abstract (CDA), and specify the desired duration (3, 5, or 10 years). The abstract provides essential driving record information, including convictions, suspensions, and demerit points. Commercial Driver Abstracts also include details about Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspections.

For a hassle-free experience, visit Country Hills Plates in person to get your abstract printed on the spot and you will leave with your abstract. If someone else is obtaining the abstract on your behalf, they will need your original Driver Abstract Consent Form and a Driver Abstract Statement of Intent.

Please note that the release of information from a driver abstract is regulated by the Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation (AMVIR), ensuring that the information is provided only with proper consent.

Renew Your Alberta Driver’s Licence with Country Hills Plates

Renew your Alberta Driver’s Licence hassle-free with Country Hills Plates. You can renew your licence online if you meet the following criteria: you are an Alberta resident aged between 18 and 75, have no restrictions on your account, and your licence has not been expired for more than 6 months.

Also, a verified My Alberta ID (MADI) account is required, and there should be no demographic changes needed. If you don’t meet these requirements, visit our friendly registry office in Northeast Calgary.

A 5-year renewal will be given, with pro-rated options for shorter terms available in certain cases.

If your licence has been expired for more than 6 months, you will need to provide supporting documents to prove your identity, legal status, and residence in Alberta. For lapsed licences of three years or longer, you will also need to pass a Knowledge Test and Road Test. For out-of-province residents temporarily in Alberta, we offer Code F Licence renewals. Check our eligibility criteria and fees for this process.

Carfax is a Canadian based used vehicle history reporting service. We are superior to other internet based vehicle history service for the following reasons:

  • We were founded to access and supply important Canadian used vehicle data that is not provided by other popular U.S. based services.
  • We are electronically connected “live” to our data sources. This means that our data is always current and not outdated. Other services purchase data dumps periodically leaving the chance that recent important data is not included in their reports.
  • We are the only service that provides consumers with Canadian lien and/or security interest information on vehicles. We are connected live to each provincial and territorial registrar responsible for maintaining these records. Other U.S. based services, do not report any Canadian vehicle lien information.
  • We are the only service that provides consumers with Canadian insurance and accident claims data. Through our live connection to comprehensive databases that service the Canadian insurance industry, we provide data from 90% of Canada’s private insurance industry. We also have a product that instantaneously searches the ICBC database for insurance claims data in British Columbia.
  • We are the only service that is electronically connected to the database for each provincial and territorial Ministry of Transportation in Canada. Through our live connections we provide consumers with access to the same current data used by departments of motor vehicles in Canada and the U.S. Other U.S. based services, are not electronically connected to each Canadian province and territory.
  • In addition to all of the above, our reports also provide consumers with data from one of the largest U.S. based vehicle history services. Through our live connection to Experian Automotive’s 20 billion + record database, all of our reports include the data you would get from other popular U.S. based vehicle history services. If you are researching a used vehicle that is or has been registered in Canada there is simply no substitute for Carfax.

A disabled parking placard grants access to handicap/disability parking stalls located closer to public building entrances or designated street parking in some areas. It is specifically for individuals unable to walk 50 meters, as certified by a medical doctor, making them eligible for this privilege.

Three Types of Placards:

Temporary Placard: Issued for 3 to 12 months.
Long-term Placard: Valid for 5 years.
Permanent Placard: Renewable every 5 years without additional medical certification.


Each vehicle registered in your name can have one placard. Even if you don’t own a registered vehicle, you can still qualify for a placard for use when others drive you. Visitors from other provinces can apply for a short-term placard.

Application Process:

Download the Handicap Placard Application Form and have it filled out by a certified medical professional. Bring the completed form, along with your driver’s license or government-issued ID, to our office. We issue the placard on the spot.

Since their introduction in 1985, over 80,000 Personalized Plates (also known as “Vanity Plates”) have been issued in Alberta. You can order these plates for most vehicle types, except for Dealer, Antique, and Disabled plates. The plate can have up to seven characters, including letters and numbers, but no special characters like hyphens or exclamation marks.

There are some limitations and restrictions for personalized plates. Alberta has the right to refuse applications with inappropriate language, references to discrimination, political slurs, or illegal activities. Additionally, “Look Alike” plates similar to existing ones may not be approved.

To request a personalized plate, your motor vehicle account must be in good standing, and the plate will be mailed to your address.
After placing the order, expect the plate to arrive at your home in 4-6 weeks. Once received, visit our office to register the plate to your vehicle with a plate transfer fee.

Order your unique Personalized Licence Plate today and stand out on the road!

Unlike vehicle plates, trailer plates require only one-time registration, with no annual renewal. To register your trailer, provide an original Bill of Sale as proof of ownership. Dealers can email the Bill of Sale to or fax it to 403-235-2522.

For Pre-Owned Trailers, bring a complete Bill of Sale from the previous owner to register the trailer in your name. If it’s a New Trailer, present the NVIS or Statement of Origin.

Home-Made Trailers require registration through the Assigned VIN Program by VIN Verification Services Corporation.

While trailer insurance isn’t necessary for registration, we recommend adding it to your policy.

If you can’t visit the Registry yourself, authorize another person with a completed Authorization for Vehicle Services Form and their valid photo ID to register the trailer on your behalf. Make trailer registration hassle-free at Country Hills Plates registry!

Unfortunately, licence plate thefts are increasing in Alberta, and criminals may use stolen plates for illegal activities. To avoid being held liable for fines incurred while your plate is registered in your name, regularly check your plate number to ensure it hasn’t been switched.

What to Do if Your Plate is Stolen:

Immediately report the theft to the Calgary Police at 403 266-1234.

Replacing Your Plate:

Visit our helpful staff at Country Hills Plates to cancel and replace your stolen or lost plate.
Bring your valid vehicle registration and proof of insurance. We can transfer your vehicle to a new plate. If you can’t come in person, you can authorize someone else with our Vehicle Authorization Form.

Anti-Theft Screws:

Protect against theft with our Screw It N’Go anti-theft screws, available at our office. These screws may help deter criminals from stealing your plate.

At Country Hills Plates, we specialize in registering commercial fleets. Our experienced Account Manager with over 20 years of expertise leads the dedicated team. If your company owns 10 or more commercially-registered vehicles, contact us for simplified vehicle registrations. We offer plate delivery and priority pickup options during extended business hours for authorized individuals from your organization. Email or call 403-531-6575 to get started.

Enjoy convenient payment options with monthly statements for plate transfers, abstracts, and searches, all together on approved credit. To qualify for the Alberta Fleet Program, ensure your vehicles are commercially registered, as dealers and prorated vehicles are not eligible.

The fleet renewal default date in Alberta is December, but you can choose a different month or opt for quarterly, semi-annually, or annual renewals. Seek advice from our Account Manager on setting up your fleet to meet your business needs.

To register vehicles as a fleet, apply for fleet status from Alberta Transportation. Let us assist you with the process. Contact us today!

To qualify for the Permanent Fleet Program, clients must have 10 or more commercial vehicles registered at all times within a fleet. Qualifying clients: Have the option to register/renew their vehicles quarterly, semi-annually or annually. May group specific vehicles into separate fleets and have each fleet expire at different periods.

For more information please contact our offices at 403-531-6575 or click here to send us an email.

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At Country Hills Plates Registry, we offer traffic fine payment services at our office. There is a service fee for each ticket. If you are uncertain whether your ticket can be paid at our location, please check the back of the ticket for payment instructions.

For current fines (before the conviction date on the ticket), you can visit our office to pay them immediately and avoid any late fees.

However, if you have overdue fines, we are unable to process any motor vehicle services for you until the fine is fully paid. The payable amount will include the original fine, the late fee, and our service fee.

You also have the option to pay off someone else’s ticket on their behalf, but please remember to bring the ticket and your photo ID. We cannot pay fines for a third party without the ticket.

When it comes to payment methods, we accept cash or debit. Credit card payments are also available but with an additional 4% charge, which is passed on to a third party to cover merchant fees.
To help you save, we recommend using debit or cash as your preferred payment method.

You have a choice when it comes to paying current fines: in person at Country Hills Plates.Please ensure that you have the original ticket with you when you come to our location. You may also pay them at any Alberta courthouse, or you can also mail your payments to the address on the back of your ticket.

The Vehicle Information Report (VIR) is a valuable resource for both buyers and sellers of previously owned vehicles in Alberta. It contains crucial information such as the vehicle’s registration history, salvage status, commercial use registration, and any existing liens in Alberta. For buyers, the VIR helps in making informed decisions about the vehicle’s value, although a mechanical inspection is still recommended. For sellers, the VIR demonstrates transparency and supports their advertised vehicle’s details.