Passenger Transportation Fees & Payment
Annual licence fees for operators with a passenger directed vehicle authorization were reduced effective June 22, 2020. The fee tables below have been updated accordingly.
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.
|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).
|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 $0.30 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.
|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.
- Learn more about Data Submissions
Licensees are issued a receipt upon payment.
For more information contact the Passenger Transportation Branch.
|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.)||PTR5046||$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|