All farm implement dealers and distributors operating within the province of Alberta must be licensed under the Farm Implement and Dealership Act. The act is administered by the Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO). This legislation provides both farmers and implement dealers with financial and legal security when purchasing farm equipment. Conducting business with an unlicensed farm implement dealer or distributor does not provide protection under the Farm Implement and Dealership Act.
Licensed dealers and distributors
Part of making an informed decision when purchasing a new piece of farm equipment is checking to see if the dealer or distributor is licensed. View the lists of licensed dealers and distributors:
- 2022 List of Licensed Farm Implement Dealers (PDF, 234 KB)
- 2022 List of Licensed Farm Implement Distributors (PDF, 104 KB)
How to get a licence
Dealer and distributor licences are issued annually. For new licences, contact the FAO to get an application form. For existing licences, a renewal form will be sent to you automatically. In accordance with the Farm Implement and Dealership Act, dealers and distributors are required to pay the non-refundable fees and levies as outlined in Table 1. A new business requiring a licence after the deadlines listed should contact the FAO for licence fee and levy amounts.
Table 1. Annual dealer/distributor fees and deadlines
Due with application by January 1, 2023
|Early remittance fees
Due with application by December 15, 2022
|Licence||$100 per year||$100 per year||
|Levy||$450 per year||$200 per year||
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:
J.G. O'Donoghue Building
7000 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6
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