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Winter Games licence plates: questions and answers

Find the answers to common questions about 2010 Winter Games licence plates.

Purchasing and displaying plates

Can I still purchase a 2010 Winter Games licence plate for my vehicle?

No. 2010 Winter Games licence plates were available until Dec. 31, 2010.

Can I continue to display 2010 Winter Games plates after the 2010 Games?

Yes. The 2010 Winter Games licence plates are an official provincial licence plate. 

Fees

Do I have to pay a fee if I switch from 2010 Winter Games plates to a different plate type?

Yes. To cover costs, a standard fee of $18 is charged when replacement licence plates are issued.

How long do I have to pay renewal fees for 2010 Winter Games plates?

Renewal fees will continue until Dec. 31, 2012. The annual fee is $25.

Souvenir plates

Can I keep my 2010 Winter Games plates as a souvenir?

If you cancel your 2010 Winter Games plates after Aug. 31, 2010, you need to return both plates for them to be cancelled. After that has been done, you can keep the front licence plate as a souvenir.

If you cancel a 2010 Winter Games motorcycle or trailer licence plate after Aug. 31, 2010, you need to return the plate for it to be invalidated. Once you have done that, you can keep the plate as a souvenir. An $18 re-plating fee applies for new plates.

What if my vehicle is leased?

If your vehicle is leased, the licence plates are kept by the owner. If you lease a vehicle, you are not the owner. If you buy out your lease, you normally cannot keep your plates.

However, for 2010 Winter Games plates only, if you buy out your lease after Aug. 31, 2010, you can keep the front plate as recognition of your support of the 2010 Winter Games. But you must put new plates on the vehicle.

Lost, stolen or damaged plates

What happens if my 2010 Winter Games licence plates are lost, stolen or damaged?

After Dec. 31, 2010, lost, stolen or damaged 2010 Winter Games licence plates must be replaced by standard issue plates at a cost of $18.

Trademark notice

The 2010 Winter Games licence plate may not be reproduced without written permission from ICBC.

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games logo is a trademark of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).