Effective January 22, 2015, the Minister of Transportation has amended Section 15 of the Vehicle Inspection Regulation to exempt vehicles sold through a sale by public auction from the requirement to give a MFA to the buyer before entering into a contract to sell a motor vehicle.

Public auction buyers will be made aware though education and awareness that vehicles sold through a public auction should be considered to be in an "as is" condition.

Alberta Transportation is working with Service Alberta in developing a joint communication plan outlining this amendment.