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Buying or selling a vehicle

Information on how to buy, sell or repair a vehicle in Alberta.

Services and information

Consumer tips for buying a used vehicle privately in Alberta.

Consumer tips for buying a vehicle from an automotive business in Alberta.

Businesses must provide buyers with information about the vehicle and sales agreement at the time of purchase.

A standard bill of sale is used in a private sale to transfer ownership of a vehicle to the new owner.


Buying or selling a vehicle is an important decision that a person makes in their life.

When you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle, it is important to understand the steps involved to make an informed decision.

Find information on:

  • how to buy a vehicle from a business
  • how to buy a vehicle from a private sale
  • comprehensive bill of sales
  • standard bill of sales
  • the role of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC)


If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding Alberta's automotive industry, please contact:

AMVIC Consumer Services

Phone: 780-466-1140 ext. 2002
Toll free: 1-877-979-8100 ext. 2002
Email: [email protected]