Passenger Transportation Fees & Payment

Last updated on April 22, 2024

How to Pay Registrar of Passenger Transportation

All fees are payable to the Minister of Finance (in Canadian funds only). 

Fees are required at the time of application, transaction or request. Payments can be made by cheque, money order or credit card*. Debit card and cash payment is accepted if it is made in person. Fees for licence applications and temporary operating permits are nonrefundable unless otherwise specified.

* Do not send credit card account information with your application or request. You will be contacted by telephone to request your credit card information and authorization.

How to Pay Passenger Transportation Board

All fees are payable to the Minister of Finance (in Canadian funds only). Fees are required at the time of transaction or request. Payments can be made by cheque, money order or credit card*. Cash payment is accepted if it is made in person.  The Board accepts payments for appeals of administrative penalties and submissions to applications published in the Board's weekly bulletin,

*Use the credit card remittance form for Passenger Transportation Board transactions.

Licence Applications

Licence Applications Form Fee
General authorization licence PTR5005 $200
Special authorization licence PTR5010 $200
Add an inter-city bus vehicle PTR5023 $100 / vehicle
Transfer a general authorization licence* PTR5027 $200
Transfer a special authorization licence* PTR5025 $200
Change passenger-directed vehicle rates and rules PTR5026 $200
Activate a vehicle under a Board-approved passenger directed vehicle authorization N / A $50 / vehicle to a max of $5,000
Activate a vehicle identifier (plate and decal) for a Board-approved inter-city bus N / A $100 / vehicle

* If you are transferring a hybrid licence (both special and general authorization) only one application fee of $200 is required, provided both transfer applications are filed at the same time.

Special Authorization Replacements

Special Authorization Replacements** Form Fee
Lost or stolen active special authorization plate, decal, or document replacement PTR5018 $50 / vehicle
Damaged special authorization plate, decal or document replacement PTR5020 $50 / vehicle
Move Plate to Alternate (PTA) vehicle PTR5019 $50 / vehicle

** There is no fee to replace a damaged plate provided you return the damaged plate and decal and Vehicle Identification Certificate (VIC).

Licence Renewal

Licence renewal forms will be automatically sent to you when it it is time to renew.

Licence Renewal Fee
General authorization licence renewal $100 / licence
Special authorization: passenger directed vehicle authorization $50 / vehicle to a max of $5,000
Special authorization: inter-city bus authorization $100 / vehicle
Transportation Network Services (TNS) authorization licence renewal $5,000 / fleet + trip fees

TNS Trip Fee Payments

In addition to the annual licence renewal, TNS must pay $0.90 for each trip provided in a non-wheelchair accessible vehicle. This is a condition of licence and non-compliance may result in financial penalties or the suspension or cancellation of licence.

It is the responsibility of Licensees to

  • determine what amount is owed
  • ensure payments are made no later than the specified deadlines

Payments can be made by credit card, cheque, or money order. Trip fees are paid quarterly. 

Payment Schedule

Operating Period Payment Due Date
January 1 to March 31 Payment due by April 30
April 1 to June 30 Payment due by July 31
July 1 to September 30 Payment due by October 31
October 1 to December 31 Payment due by January 31

Payments are verified against the licensee's data submissions. Licensees will be contacted if discrepancies are found.

Licensees are issued a receipt upon payment.

For more information contact the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Program.

Temporary Operating Permit

Permit Form Fee
Additional taxis, limousines, or other passenger-directed vehicles PTR5045 ***
Festive season additional taxis* PTR5048 ***
Peak season additional limousines PTR5049 ***
Extra-provincial (originating outside B.C.) N / A $25 / vehicle

*** Temporary operating permit duration and fees.

  • 1 to 14 days $25 / vehicle
  • 15 to 30 days $50 / vehicle
  • 31 to 60 days $75 / vehicle
  • 61 to 92 (maximum) days $100 / vehicle
Passenger Transportation Board Form Fee
Written submission on an application N / A $50
File a notice of appeal (for an administrative penalty) Notice of Appeal $150

Contact information

Visit Contacts to learn how to connect with the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Program or Passenger Transportation Board.