Vehicle registration

Collector vehicles

Do you own a beautiful collector or limited-edition collector vehicle that you only drive occasionally? If you have a vehicle 25 years or older, or a limited production discontinued vehicle 15 years or older, it may qualify for collector plates.​

Vehicle eligibility

Collector plates may be used on passenger vehicles (cars, light trucks and motorcycles).​ Motorhomes do not qualify for a collector plate.

Your vehicle must meet the following requirements:


​To qualify, your vehicle must be one of the following:

  • 25 years or older

  • A limited production vehicle

    • ​​​15 years or older, and 

    • ​​​​1 of no more than 1,500 of that make and model (not edition) produced worldwide by the manufacturer for that model year

  • A discontinued vehicle

    • ​15 years or older, and 

    • A manufacturer that owns the "trademark" or "make" of that vehicle has ceased manufacturing vehicles of any kind for at least the last five years

Collectible condition

​A vehicle with any damage — regardless of vehicle age —​ does not meet the collectible condition.​

  • Vehicle must be fully assembled with no missing parts and be in exceedingly good condition. 

  • Vehicle exterior must not have any dents, paint blemishes, bubbling, chips, rust, or visible primer. Body repairs to the vehicle must be completed according to professional practices and standards. 

  • Engine and engine compartment must be stock for the model year of the vehicle without any performance enhancements. Engine and engine compartment must be clean and detailed with no damaged, deteriorated or rusted parts.​

  • ​Vehicle interior must be in excellent original or restored condition with no tears, stains, or significant wear. Minor restoration to the original upholstery are acceptable. Upholstery conditions also apply to motorcycle seats.

  • Vehicle exterior, interior and engine must be clean and detailed.

Accepted parts and accessories

Your vehicle must be maintained or restored to a condition that conforms to the original manufacturer’s specifications and must be considered by ICBC to be of collectible value.

The engine and drivetrain must be stock for the vehicle model and year without any performance enhancements.

Acceptable after-market parts, era-correct accessories and safety upgrades can be found on the approved parts and accessor​ies list pdf (page 4 of the Application for Collector Motor Vehicle Program).​​

Applying for collector vehicle plates and insurance

  1. Confirm your vehicle meets the eligibility requirements.

  2. Complete the application for the Collector Motor Vehicle Program pdf​.

  3. Photograph your vehicle​ following the photo requirements (page 2 of the Application for Collector Motor Vehicle Program). Here are some exam​​ple photos.

  4. Take the completed application and photos to an Autoplan broker, mail them to ICBC or email them to [email protected]. (Note: If using email, please scan and attach the application and photos. We are unable to access links or download items.) Applications and photos can be mailed to:

ICBC - Collector Vehicle department
235-151 West Esplanade
North Vancouver
BC V7M 3H9​

Once we receive your application, it will take about four to six weeks for review.​ This may be longer during peak seasons (April - September).

If your application is approved, your Autoplan broker will contact you. You must insure your vehicle when you pick up your plates at your broker's office.

Add a related individual as a registered​ owner

If you want to add a related individual to the registered ownership of your collector vehicle, complete the form applicable to you:​

Insuring your collector vehicle

If your application is approved, your Autoplan broker will contact you. You must insure your vehicle when you pick up your plates at your broker's office.

Reduced collector vehicle insurance premiums

Your collector vehicle may qualify for reduced collector insurance premium if you:

  • Own or lease another non-collector vehicle registered and licensed in your name, or

  • Have a company-assigned vehicle used for general transportation and insured under one of the applicable rate classes (see For Insurance Purposes in the application for Collector Vehicle Status).

​If the only vehicle you have is your collector vehicle, it may still qualify for collector plates. However, it won't qualify for reduced collector vehicle insurance premium.

Insurance coverage and continued eligibility

It’s your responsibility to ensure the use and condition of your vehicle meets the terms of your policy. Failure to maintain these requirements may impact your insurance.

Keep your vehicle in the same condition as when originally approved for collector vehicle status. Should your vehicle’s condition deteriorate so it no longer complies with the collectible condition requirements, you need to immediately visit your Autoplan broker’s office to obtain regular plates and insurance.

When you're using your collector vehicle, you can drive for pleasure only. That means you can't use it to drive to or from, or part way to work or to school. Doing so will also affect your insurance.

For extra protection, we recommend optional extended coverage, such as Collision, Comprehensive or Specified Perils. Talk to your Autoplan broker for more details.

For more information, contact the Collector Vehicle department:

Lower Mainland: 604-661-2756
Toll-free: 1-844-904-8213
Fax: 604-443-4451