Back in the 1970s, the Northland Free Press – a precursor to the Lakeside Leader – reported on the government of Alberta’s decision to have expiry stickers on license plates.
As of January 1, 2021, these will no longer be issued, says a government of Alberta news release. Instead, the province is going toward reflective plates. People still need to renew their registration each year.
Renewal month is by last name or company name, as follows:
January – A, I, Ke, U, X, 0-9 (for companies)
February – M, Q
March – B, Y
April – D, G
May – C, N
June – Cl, H, Sc
July – Av, Be, L, Sz, V, Z
August – E, Gr, R
September – F, Po, T
October – S
November – K, P
December – Me, O, W
Reminder slips are no longer mailed out.
Stickers will still be required for farm vehicles and prorated commercial vehicles participating in the International Registration Plan.
More than 5.5 million vehicles are registered in Alberta.