Albertans Vote For New Provincial License Plate

  • Jul. 17, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Alberta’s new licence plate will incorporate a new design and new features to help make roads safer.

Albertans are invited to participate in an online survey to choose which of three proposed designs will be featured on the new provincial licence plate. The survey, which is available online at http://alberta.ca/licence-plate-survey.cfm will run from July 8 to August 19. The design that receives the most votes will be selected for the new plate.

“Alberta is the best place to live, work and raise a family; and, these three designs are all inspired by the pride Albertans have in their home. The natural beauty of our province is on display in all three designs. I know Albertans will enjoy having a say on what their new provincial licence plate will look like.” (Dave Hancock, Premier).

The licence plate, which will be available in spring 2015, is being updated to bring it in line with other jurisdictions across North America. The new plate will include: Alberta’s new logo, the Alberta Government’s website address alberta.ca, and a reflective coating that makes the plate easier to see under low light conditions and easier for infrared equipment to read.

“Our current licence plate is more than 30 years old and lacks features to help make our roads and communities safer. This new plate will make it easier for police to spot vehicles that are unregistered, uninsured, or stolen.” (Doug Griffiths, Minister of Service Alberta).

Annual vehicle registration will cost five dollars more to help cover the costs of production and implementation. Even with the increase, Alberta’s vehicle registration fees will still be about 11 per cent lower than the national average. Albertans can receive a new plate from their registry agent when they renew their registration during their regularly scheduled annual renewal, or they may purchase the new plate ahead of their regular renewal time for a fee.