Edmonton: Alberta’s new licence plate will incorporate a new design and new features to help make roads safer.

Alberta government is inviting Albertans to participate in an online survey to choose which of three proposed designs will be featured on the new provincial licence plate.

The survey, which is available online, will run from July 8 to August 19. The design that receives the most votes will be selected for the new plate.

The licence plate, which will be available in spring 2015, is being updated to bring it in line with other jurisdictions across North America. The new plate will include:

  • Alberta’s new logo;
  • the Alberta Government’s website address alberta.ca; and
  • a reflective coating that makes the plate easier to see under low light conditions and easier for infrared equipment to read.

Annual vehicle registration will cost five dollars more to help cover the costs of production and implementation. Even with the increase, Alberta’s vehicle registration fees will still be about 11 per cent lower than the national average.

Albertans can receive a new plate from their registry agent when they renew their registration during their regularly scheduled annual renewal, or they may purchase the new plate ahead of their regular renewal time for a fee.