Application for a Restricted Licence

Last updated: June 10, 2022

Terms of use of the service de dépôt numérique Lexius

This service enables users, after completing an online form, to digitally file an application for a restricted licence, an application for release from seizure for a vehicle, or an application to lift suspension of a driver’s licence or the right to obtain one. It also enables the electronic filing of documents that accompany a request, if applicable.

Before using the service de dépôt numérique Lexius, the user must read and accept the terms of use for making an online application using one of the three forms in the Automobile and Driver’s Licence section.

  1. General
  2. Using the service de dépôt numérique Lexius
  3. Acceptance of the terms of use

1. General

1.1 Service

The Ministère de la Justice du Québec (MJQ) makes the service de dépôt numérique Lexius available to users at all times subject to the exceptions set out in these terms of use.

The MJQ nevertheless reserves the right to restrict access to the service de dépôt numérique Lexius outside Court of Québec office hours for the purpose of conducting technological infrastructure work. A notice will be posted to inform the user that such work is taking place.

For an optimal experience with the service de dépôt numérique Lexius, we recommend using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. We also recommend that you use the latest version of these browsers and make sure your operating system and web browser have been updated.

1.2 Intellectual property rights

The user allows the Court of Québec offices to make paper copies of the documents filed electronically through the service de dépôt numérique Lexius.

The user is responsible for obtaining the required authorizations or holding the necessary rights, including copyrights, for the documents they file electronically.

1.3 Privacy policy

The MJQ is committed to protecting users’ privacy and personal information. We have taken important measures to safeguard personal information provided through the service de dépôt numérique Lexius.

The handling of personal information by a public body such as the MJQ is governed by the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information (CQLR, chapter A-2.1) (AIA).

Personal information means any identifying information concerning a natural person.

Personal information contained in public documents is not subject to the rules protecting personal information set out in the AIA.

1.3.1 Collection

The MJQ only collects the information it needs to perform its duties in the administration of justice.

1.3.2 Use

Personal information collected by a public body is used only for the purposes for which it was collected, subject to the exceptions set out in the AIA.

1.3.3 Disclosure

The confidential personal information we collect is only disclosed to a third party with the consent of the person concerned or in accordance with the exceptions set out in the AIA.

1.3.4 Storage

The MJQ destroys personal information it has collected or used once its purpose has been fulfilled, subject to the Archives Act (CQLR, chapter A-21.1).

The information of the party identified in the online application form and the documents sent will be stored in accordance with the Archives Act.

1.4 Limitation of liability

By using the service de dépôt numérique Lexius, users acknowledge that the MJQ is not liable for any costs, losses or damages they may incur:

a) because they did not comply with these terms of use; or

b) because they did not comply with the laws or regulations in effect in Québec.

1.5 Legal system

Use of the service de dépôt numérique Lexius is governed by the laws applicable in Québec. Any dispute arising from these terms of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Québec.

2. Using the service de dépôt numérique Lexius

The service de dépôt numérique Lexius can be used to file an application and any accompanying documents electronically with the Court of Québec.

It is not mandatory to use the service de dépôt numérique Lexius. Parties may in all cases file paper applications with a courthouse in the province of Québec.

2.1 Document format and size

Documents can only be filed in PDF format. The total file size of all attachments must not exceed 100 MB.

It is recommended for the party to keep a copy of all documents sent electronically. After digitizing a paper document for electronic filing, the party should keep the original or source document.

2.2 User’s liability

The user is liable for:

  • the accuracy of the information provided in the application form.

2.3 Time of filing

The filing of an application is subject to judicial fees. An application shall only be legally received upon full payment of judicial fees.

For your application to be considered received on the date it was filed with the court office, you must make your payment no more than two (2) days following notification of the payment notice.

These documents are processed on a priority basis during Court of Québec office hours within 24 hours (on business days) following their transmission taking holidays into account.

Documents will be processed in accordance with Court of Québec laws and regulations.

An application filed through the service de dépôt numérique Lexius outside office hours is deemed filed at the time when the court office next opens.

The time zone indicated for the receipt of the digitally filed document is Eastern Time.

For example, if a user completes an application on February 24 for receipt by the office of the Court of Québec at the Havre-Aubert courthouse in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, although the courthouse is in the Atlantic Time Zone (UTC-4), the time of receipt recorded on the application will be in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5).

2.4 Online payment

2.4.1 Tariff of judicial fees

Applicable judicial fees are determined by the Tariff of judicial fees in civil matters (CQLR, chapter T-16, r. 10) in effect.

2.4.2 Payment of judicial fees

Users will be redirected to a secure platform to pay any judicial fees owing. No banking information is collected by the MJQ or the Court of Québec.

To make an online payment, users will need the application number shown on their payment notice sent by the court office. Payments can only be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

3. Accepting the terms of use

The user acknowledges and agrees with the following statements:

  • By accessing the website of the service de dépôt numérique Lexius and by clicking on “I accept the terms of use,” the user acknowledges having read and accepted the terms of use.
  • The MJQ reserves the right to change the terms of use at any time with no prior notice to users of the service de dépôt numérique Lexius. The user understands that they are solely responsible for reviewing the terms of use periodically.
  • By continuing to access the service de dépôt numérique Lexius and clicking on “I accept the terms of use,” the user acknowledges being aware of and consenting to any changes to the terms of use.
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