Owners of low emission vehicles can apply for a permit to drive in HOV lanes on B.C. highways. Your vehicle make, model, year and fuel type must be on the eligible vehicle list.
Car manufacturers can apply to have a vehicle added to the eligibility list.
EVs displaying an official decal are allowed in these HOV lanes.
Learn more about how to use HOV lanes.
Contact us if you need help submitting the application. Send a full-page picture of your Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence by email. Please make sure the image is legible before sending.
If the HOV decal is lost, damaged or stolen you must apply for a replacement decal before you use HOV lanes.
If you did not apply for your decal using our online application system you will need to submit a new application.
Note: Auto body shops are not responsible for replacing decals removed during paint or bodywork.
Make sure the address on the Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence is where you would like us to mail your decal. If the address is for the lease company, please provide your mailing address in the body of the email.
If you have just purchased and insured your vehicle, please wait ten days for the information to reach our system. If you apply sooner, you may receive an error message.
Please allow approximately two weeks for your decal to arrive by mail.
To apply, you will need to:
Manufacturers can apply to have their vehicles listed as eligible to travel in HOV lanes.
Contact us by email for the fastest response time.
If you prefer to phone, please leave a message and we will return your call in the order it was received.