Forms, Guidance & Resources

Use these resources and forms to guide you to stay current and up-to-date on licensing requirements.


  • Industry Updates
    Passenger transportation industry updates help you stay current and up-to-date on news, notices and important information that will help you stay compliant.
  • Passenger Transportation Registry
    The registry provides public access to information about British Columbia passenger transportation licence applicants, licensed operators and application decisions.
  • Passenger Transportation Board Weekly Bulletin
    A weekly summary of new special authorization applications, notices relating to public application hearings, application decisions, and other industry information.
  • CVSE Bulletins, Compliance Circulars, Forms and Notices
    Learn what's new with the National Safety Code, Commercial Permits and Vehicle Inspections from Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE)

Forms and Reference Documents


  • Vehicles & Licences
    The type of vehicle you operate and the service you plan on providing determine what type of passenger transportation licence you need.
  • Vehicle Documentation
    In addition to the requirements for the special or general authorization licence, you’ll need to provide documents for each vehicle you register.
  • Fees & Payments
    Various fees and payments exist in relation to passenger transportation licences
  • Passenger Directed Vehicle Driver Requirements
    Drivers of taxis, limousines, or ride-hail vehicles must meet provincial requirements.
  • Data Requirements
    Licensees who hold a PDV Authorization or a TNS Authorization must fulfill provincial data requirements
  • Safety Requirements
    You must meet safety requirements for operating a passenger transportation service in B.C. including meeting the national safety code.
  • Compliance & Enforcement
    Avoid penalties and violation tickets. Follow laws, regulations and rules to keep up-to-date on licensing requirements.
  • ICBC - Getting your commercial driver's licence
    If you want to drive a taxi, bus or other commercial vehicle, learn the process and requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's licence in B.C.


  • Registrar of Passenger Transportation
    Contact the Registrar for questions about applications or compliance and enforcement actions.
  • Passenger Transportation Board
    Contact the Board for questions about the Board mandate and processes or appeals of administrative penalties imposed by the Registrar. The Board does not answer questions about decisions.
  • Consumer Protection BC
    Consumer Protection BC is a not-for-profit corporation that protects consumers and encourages a fair marketplace in British Columbia