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Personalized licence plates

Personalized licence plates are made-to-order with slogans chosen by you.

Personalized plate examples

 

 

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How do I get a personalized plate?

  1. Design your personal message or slogan.

  2. Take the completed application form to your Autoplan broker and bring an application fee cheque made out to ICBC for $100.

  3. ICBC will confirm that your slogan meets the criteria and is available.

    • Approval and pick-up
      If approved, your plates will be sent to your broker and you will be notified by mail when they are ready for pickup. It usually takes about 2 months for you to get your plates.

    • Rejected slogans
      If your slogan is rejected, you will be notified by letter and your application fee will be returned

Application criteria

    • You must be the registered owner of the vehicle displaying the plates, or

    • Your name must be on the vehicle registration if you lease the vehicle.

    • If the vehicle has more than one registered owner, each of you must sign the application.

    • You must have existing licence plates, a valid driver's licence and insurance.

    • A combination of letters, numbers, spaces, or dashes are acceptable

    • Two spaces or dashes back-to-back are not allowed: A BC, A--B--C

    • Plates can’t just be numerals: 123 456, 789-123.

    • Must not contain any symbols: @ ? / & . + #

    • Keep it clean! ICBC will not issue personalized licence plates that may be interpreted as vulgar, indecent or offensive.  

Examples

Personalized plate examples 

What types of vehicles can have personalized plates?

    • Regular passenger vehicles

    • Vans

    • Motor homes

    • Motorcycles

    • Light trucks

Personalized plates can't be used on vehicles that require a special type of plate, such as utility trailers or off-road vehicles.

How much do personalized plates cost?

There is a one-time application fee of $100 and, if approved, an annual fee of $40 to maintain the rights to the slogan and the use of the plates. This fee ensures that you maintain exclusive rights to the plate, even if it's a leased vehicle.

Damaged, lost or stolen personalized plates

    • If your personalized plates are damaged, lost, or stolen, there is an $18 fee for temporary plates while your personalized plates are remade.

    • If the plate with the validation decal is lost or stolen, then you must notify the police. The record of the missing plate needs to be removed from the police database.

    • If only the plate (without the validation decal) is lost or stolen, you don't need a police case number turn in your remaining plate to your Autoplan broker.

More information about personalized plates

    • 604-661-2267 (B.C. Lower Mainland)
    • 1-800-663-3051