Being in the province of Saskatchewan, we have had the privilege to be able to build our own vehicles (as long as they fall under the Provincial Vehicle Standards & Traffic Safety Act). Many people have built their own trailers or have rebuilt vehicles and require a new VIN to be assigned to the newly constructed vehicle.
Currently, SGI or any SGI Motor Licence Issuer, would be able to assign a new VIN number to homebuilt trailers. And you would have to deal with SGI claims or vehicle safety standards to inspect and assign the serial number. However, as of March 16th, 2020, those regulations will change and you will no longer be able to obtain those serial numbers from SGI.
Effective March 16th, 2020, SGI has partnered with VIN Verification Services Inc, to assist with assigning these new VIN serial numbers. If you want a new serial number assigned to your vehicle, you will have to visit assignedvin.ca and apply for a new serial number.
How much is this going to cost me?
- If you are requiring a serial number for a motorized vehicle or heavy trailer, it will cost you $500 plus tax for this serial number.
- If you require a serial number for a single-axle trailer, this will cost you $175 plus tax.
Alright, now what happens?
- You will be contacted by VIN Verification Services (VVS) to make arrangements on how this VIN will be assigned. Examination will happen within 30 days of receiving payment.
- An investigator will visit the customer to review, inspect and validate the vehicle or trailer as well as the ownership documents.
- For more information on the process and what goes into the inspection, please click here.
If approved, a VIN will be issued and applied to the vehicle or trailer on site. The customer will then receive documentation once the VIN has been issued, which they will use to register the vehicle.
Why are they making these changes?
This process will help reduce crime by stopping the fabrication of unapproved and false VIN numbers, it will help with consumer protection as well as adding no additional costs to our government for these services. If you would like more information, please contact our office or visit assignedvin.ca.