The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) administers the Farm Implement and Dealership Act. The FAO works with the Farm Implement Inspector and the Farm Implement Board (FIB) to:
- settle warranty complaints
- mediate disputes
- provide assistance in situations where machinery does not perform or lease/sale agreements are breached
The Farm Implement and Dealership Act provides consumer protection through warranty, parts availability, and licensing provisions in accordance with the act and the Farm Implement Regulation. The act establishes a minimum one-year warranty term for new farm implements purchased from a licensed dealership in Alberta. Farm implements purchased from dealers in other provinces are not covered under act. The act and regulation also address:
- specific warranty, conditions and timelines in which repair parts must be provided
- annual dealer and distributor licensing requirements
Information on the act and regulation, including warranty and coverage.
About the FIB and procedures for board hearings.
Farm implement licensing, sales agreements and repairs.
Notice of Failure to Perform
Purchasers can take these steps to have farm equipment repaired, replaced or refunded if it does not perform as intended.
Connect with the FAO:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-FARM (3276) (in Alberta)
Phone: 403-742-7901 (outside Alberta)
Email: [email protected] or Ask us a question online
J.G. O'Donoghue Building
7000 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6
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