Other Approvals

All persons who transport passengers and charge or collect compensation must have a licence or permit issued under the Passenger Transportation Act .

The Passenger Transportation Registrar is responsible for developing application guides and forms, accepting all applications, verifying safety requirements and issuing all licences. The Registrar is also responsible for initiating enforcement and compliance actions against licenced operators, through administrative penalties, including licence suspension/cancellation and refusal to issue a licence, as well as through administrative fines.

The Passenger Transportation Board is responsible for, among other matters, determining whether applications for inter-city buses or passenger directed vehicles meet an economic test, adjudicating licence applications for inter-city buses and passenger directed vehicles, and for receiving appeals regarding penalties imposed by the Registrar.

To apply for a license for an inter-city bus or a passenger-directed vehicle, please go the Passenger Transportation Board website.

This guide is a living document; it is subject to change without notice. Please check the Rural Subdivisions Website (http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/permits/Subdibision_Home.asp) to make sure you version is sufficiently current.