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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Registrar, Passenger Transportation Branch

Apply - Licence Maintenance Forms

How can I replace a lost or stolen plate, decal or document?

If the plate & decal assigned to your vehicle has been lost or stolen; or you have lost a decal, or a Vehicle Identification Certificate (VIC) or your Passenger Transportation Licence, you will need to include the following information with your request for a replacement:

How can I replace a damaged plate, decal or document?

If the plate & decal assigned to your vehicle has been damaged; or a decal, or Vehicle Identification Certificate (VIC) or your Passenger Transportation Licence have been damaged, you will need to include the following information with your request for a replacement:

How can I move a plate and decal to an alternate vehicle?

A plate & decal is issued for a specific vehicle along with a Vehicle Identification Certificate (VIC). It is the licensee’s responsibility to inform the Passenger Transportation Branch when a vehicle is no longer in service and is being replaced with another vehicle. A replacement VIC must be issued before the plate & decal can be moved to an alternate vehicle.  The replacement VIC must be placed in the alternate vehicle. You will need to include the following information with your request to move a plate to an alternate vehicle:

If the new (alternate) vehicle is registered (base plated) in British Columbia, submit:

  • A photocopy of the current vehicle registration – "Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Licence/Vehicle Registration" that:
    • Shows the vehicle to be licensed/registered in the correct I.C.B.C. insurance category
    • Shows the vehicle to be classified as "commercial type"; and
    • Displays the correct seating capacity
  • A photocopy of the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Report, form MV3104 of the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVSE), that verifies that the vehicle has been inspected and passed by an approved vehicle inspection facility. Inspections are required to be performed on a semi-annual basis unless your operation is part of a preventative maintenance program.
  • For a vehicle wheelchair accessible vehicle, you must include a photocopy of the Vehicle Inspection Report (CVSA), form MV3110 of the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVSE).

If the new (alternate) vehicle is registered (base plated) outside British Columbia, submit:

  • A photocopy of current vehicle insurance showing the vehicle has been properly licensed, insured as a commercial passenger vehicle and displaying the correct seating capacity.
  • A photocopy of mechanical inspection report that verifies the vehicle has been inspected and passed by an approved vehicle inspection facility. Inspections are required to be performed on a semi-annual basis.
  • For a wheelchair accessible vehicle you must include a photocopy of the Vehicle Inspection Report (CVSA), Form MV3110 of the British Columbia Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVSE); or equivalent if the vehicle is not registered in British Columbia; or a clear photograph of the secondary manufacturer label displaying the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) or the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) approval.
  • A photocopy of a valid BC Insurance Filing letter issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC); OR

    If you do not have a BC Insurance Filing letter, you must include a written statement to explain how you intend to meet motor vehicle liability insurance requirements (e.g. prior to entering British Columbia you will contact the Provincial Permit Centre at 1-800-559-9688 to purchase a non-resident single commercial vehicle permit (NRSCV) or a non-resident quarterly commercial vehicle permit (NRQCV), that includes insurance).

    For further information on British Columbia Financial Responsibility Certificate (BC Insurance Filing number) call (604) 443-4624 or Toll Free (800) 665-4336.
  • A photocopy of the apportioned cab card showing proof that the vehicle is licensed under the International Registration Plan (IRP) to operate in British Columbia; OR

    If the vehicle is not registered with the International Registration Plan (IRP), you must include a written statement to explain how you intend to pay British Columbia vehicle licensing fees (e.g. prior to entering British Columbia you will contact the Provincial Permit Centre at 1-800-559-9688 to purchase a non resident single commercial vehicle permit (NRSCV) or a non-resident quarterly commercial vehicle permit (NRQCV).

    For further information on IRP please call your local IRP office.
  • Payment of the $50 Identifier Fee for each request.

How can I request an update to my information on file at the Passenger Transportation Branch (Branch)?

The following forms are available for licensees and applicants requesting updates to the information on file at the Passenger Transportation Branch (Branch).  Submit completed paper forms and all supporting documentation to the Branch.

  • PTR5002: Signing Authority Submit a new Signing Authority each time there is a change in the list of person(s) authorized by the licensee or applicant to correspond with the Branch and/or the Passenger Transportation Board regarding passenger transportation matters. It is important to include specimen signatures for everyone listed in this document.
  • PTR5009: Change of Address Submit a Change of Address form to inform the Branch of a change of business mailing address.

    Note:  The Passenger Transportation Branch will accept only the signature of the principal owner (i.e. sole proprietor, all partners in a partnership, director of a corporation).  The signature of a delegated signatory will not be accepted on this form.