Register an amateur-built aircraft

Fee: $110

If you’re an amateur builder who builds a new aircraft, you must register it before you can fly.

Before you apply, contact a Civil Aviation regional office to ask about registration.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Application for Registration of Aircraft [PDF, 630 KB]
  2. Attach the following documents:
    • proof of ownership:
      • bill of sale, or
      • statement of construction from plans or raw materials
    • a photo of the aircraft’s ID plate, showing the:
      • name of manufacturer
      • model
      • serial number
  3. Enclose the aircraft registration fee of $110 (payable to the Receiver General for Canada) or pay using our Online Payment System
  4. Mail your application package to the Transport Canada Civil Aviation office in your region

After you apply

You will receive a certificate of registration in the mail from Transport Canada, Civil Aviation.