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Car Registration, Licensing & Specialty License Plates in BC

For your convenience, we provide vehicle licensing and vehicle registration services at all of our Westland Insurance Group offices.

All vehicles needing licence plates and insurance to operate in BC must be registered. Registration allows any transactions related to the vehicle to be recorded and forms part of a permanent record maintained by ICBC.                       

Vehicle inspections & standards

In some cases, your vehicle may need a vehicle inspection under the Vehicle Inspection Program (run by the Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement branch)

For more information, and to access a list of Designated Inspection Facilities, please see the Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement website.

Specialty licence plates

There are a number of licence plate choices available when you register a vehicle in BC. These include:
  • Collector plate
  • Farm plates
  • HAM radio plate
  • Personalized plate
  • Veteran plate
  • Vintage plate

For more information on specialty licence plates, contact the Westland Insurance Group office nearest you or call our Telecentre at 604-543-7788 or toll free at 1-800-899-3093.

For more detailed information on any of these specialty plates, go to