A passenger transportation licence is needed to operate limousines in British Columbia. This web page has forms and information for different types of limousines applications. A separate page is available for applications to start a luxury, app-based transportation service.

Limousine Applications

APPLY Starting a New Limousine Service
Application Guide

Step A

Guide 5:  

I want to start a new limousine service

Branch Forms

Step B

Special Authorization Application Package

Board Forms

Step C

  1. Required:
    PDV Forms Package
  2. Optional:
    Board Optional Forms Package
Send

Step D

Send your application to the Branch in Coquitlam.

APPLY Changing a Limousine Service
Application Guide

Step A

Guide 6:  
I want to amend my limousine licence

Branch Forms

Step B

Special Authorization Application Package

Board Forms

Step C

  1. Required:
    PDV Forms Package
  2. Optional:
    Board Optional Forms Package
Send

Step D

Send your application to the Branch in Coquitlam.

APPLY Adding Limousines to a Fleet
Application Guide

Step A

Guide 7:  
I want to add limousines to my fleet

Branch Forms

Step B

Special Authorization Application Package

Board Forms

Step C

  1. Required:
    PDV Forms Package
  2. Optional:
    Board Optional Forms Package
    SSB: Limousines Data Spreadsheets
Send

Step D

Send your application to the Branch in Coquitlam.

APPLY Changing Limousine Rates or Rules
Application Guide

Step A

Guide  8:  
I want to change my limousine rates or rules

Branch Forms

Step B

SA Application to Change Rates & Rules for PDVs

Board Forms

Step C

  1. Required:
    PDV Forms Package
  2. Optional:
    Board Optional Forms Package
Send

Step D

Send your application to the Branch in Coquitlam.

Temporary Operating Permit for Extra Vehicles
(TOPs)

Sample Temporary Operating Permit

Sometimes a licensee needs extra taxis, limousines or other passenger directed vehicles (“PDVs”) for a short time.  Temporary Operating Permits (TOPs) allow for this.

The Board makes decisions on TOP applications it gets from licensees with a PDV special authorization. The test is “urgent and temporary need”.  More information about TOPs is provided below. 

Regular PT Board Permits

'Peak Season' Permits for Limousines

PT Branch Permits

The Registrar of Passenger Transportation also has authority to issue some TOPs. This includes TOPs for substitute vehicles.  See the PT Branch website for details.