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.
Note: If you live in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, you must also pass an Air Care test.It 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:
Lower Mainland: 604-661-6890
Elsewhere in B.C., Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-665-8262
ICBC: Special Licensing department
Room 316-151 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, B.C.
Facts & Tips
Top 5 reasons your application might be declined
Blurry or poor-quality photos
Poor vehicle condition
Non era-correct parts (ex. MP3 player in a 1950's vehicle)
Stickers that aren't approved (club car and orignal dealer or factory installed name plates and decals only)
Accepted parts and accessories
To apply for or maintain collector status, all aftermarket, non-factory options or accessories must be approved: