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90-day administrative driving prohibition

ICBC provides services related to administrative driving prohibitions on behalf of the Office of Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

What's an administrative driving prohibition?

An administrative driving prohibition is a 90-day driving prohibition issued to impaired drivers under the Motor Vehicle Act. It is separate from any Criminal Code charges that may result from the same incident. These prohibitions are issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

For more information, see the administrative driving prohibition fact sheet (PDF).

How to get your driver’s licence back

If you have reached the end of your prohibition, you can reapply for your driver’s licence by following these steps:

  1. Pay any outstanding fines or debts you owe to the court or government.
  2. Pay any amounts owed to ICBC, such as for the:

Once you've completed the above:

  1. Go to any driver licensing office with required ID.
  2. Pay a $31 short-term driver’s licence fee and $250 reinstatement fee.

Additional requirements

There may be additional requirements before you can get your licence back.

For more information, see the website of the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehiclesexternal link or contact us.

Driving while prohibited

There are more penalties if you are caught driving while prohibited. Driving while under a prohibition is a criminal offence.