Introduction

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

Consumer protection

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

In focus

Farm Implement and Dealership Act and regulation

Information on the act and regulation, including warranty and coverage.

Farm Implement Board

About the FIB and procedures for board hearings.

Dealer and distributor licensing

Farm implement licensing, sales agreements and repairs.

Farm Machiner in Field at Sunset

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.

Learn more

Contact

Connect with the Farmers' Advocate Office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 310-FARM (3276)
Email: [email protected] or Ask us a question online

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Mailing address:
J.G. O'Donoghue Building
Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO)
7000 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5T6

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