Vehicle registration

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     Buy a vehicle

    Buy a new vehicle

    Tips for buying a new vehicle and info on how to register, license and insure it.

    Buy a used vehicle

    Information on buying a used vehicle, including a vehicle inspection checklist.

    Get a Vehicle Claims History report

    If you're buying a used car, a Vehicle Claims History report lets you know if the car has been in any previous crashes.

    Get a Vehicle Claims History report.

    Transfer vehicle ownership

    As well as handing over the keys, the buyer and the seller of a vehicle need to take these steps to transfer ownership.

    Learn how to transfer vehicle ownership.

    Import a vehicle

    ​Find out how to import a vehicle from another country and insure it for the trip back to B.C., and then once you’re home.

    Learn about importing a vehicle.

     Sell a vehicle

    Gather your documents

    You'll need:

    • your insurance and original vehicle registration, and
    • a Transfer/Tax Form (APV9T). You can get this form from any Autoplan broker.

    See the steps for selling a used vehicle.

    Prepare your vehicle for sale

    Here are some tips for selling your vehicle that could help you sell it faster and get a better deal.

    View tips for selling your vehicle.

    Complete the sale

    ​Learn how to complete the sale of your vehicle and transfer ownership.

    Learn how to transfer vehicle ownership.

     Register and license a vehicle

    Register a vehicle

    Before you can get licence plates and insurance for a vehicle in British Columbia, the vehicle must be registered with ICBC.

    Registering serves as the official record of your vehicle. It also identifies you as its owner.

    Learn how to register a vehicle.

    License a vehicle

    Get the licence plate that's right for you. There are more than 40 different types of licence plates for B.C. drivers.

    Get a licence plate.

    Replace a licence plate or decal

    How to replace your lost or stolen licence plate or insurance decal and get back on the road.

    Replace a licence plate or decal.