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Collector plates

Collector plates are special licence plates that show your vehicle is a real classic!

Applying for collector plates

Have a beautiful collector or limited-edition collector vehicle that you just drive occasionally? You might want to apply for collector plates. Collector plates may be used on cars, light trucks and motorcycles.

[+] Minimum age for collector vehicles

[+] Collectible condition of your vehicle

Application form

Here's how to apply:

  1. Fill out an application form. (PDF)
  2. Photograph your vehicle, following the instructions provided.
    See sample photos »
  3. Take the completed application and photos to an Autoplan broker or mail them to ICBC.
    Note: All pages of the application must be submitted for Collector status approval.

Once we get your application, it will take about four to six weeks to review.


New! American Torque Thrust "2" wheels are now accepted as era/period correct. The same sizing rules apply as found in the approved parts and accessories list.

Insuring your collector vehicle

If your application is approved, here's what's next:

  1. You will be contacted by your Autoplan broker when your plates have arrived.
  2. Go to the Autoplan broker's office to pick up your plates and insure your vehicle.

Note: If you live in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, you must also pass an Air Care test.external linkIt doesn’t need to be tested every year after your initial test, but it does need to pass the test again if you plan to sell it.

Driving for pleasure use only

When you're using your collector vehicle, you can drive for pleasure use only. This includes pleasure use in the U.S.

That means you can't use it to drive to or from, or part way to work or to school. Doing so will affect your insurance. Talk to your Autoplan broker for more details.

Questions? Contact us

Specialty Licensing department:

Mailing address

ICBC: Special Licensing department
Room 316-151 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7M 3H9

Facts & Tips

Top 5 reasons your application might be declined

  1. Blurry or poor-quality photos
  2. Poor vehicle condition
  3. Non era-correct parts (ex. MP3 player in a 1950's vehicle)
  4. Incomplete vehicle 
  5. Stickers that aren't approved (club car and orignal dealer or factory installed name plates and decals only)