Temporary Operating Permits for Commercial Passenger Vehicle Operators in B.C.
This web page is for commercial passenger vehicle operators. If you are seeking a temporary operating permit for your personal vehicle, visit the ICBC web page Buy or renew your insurance.
The Substitute Vehicle Temporary Operating Permit and the After Hours Temporary Operating Permit are no longer available as a result of regulatory changes that came into effect September 16, 2019
In certain situations, temporary operating permits can be issued to operators of commercial passenger vehicles in B.C.
Temporary operating permits are for Special Authorization licence holders who wish to operate additional vehicle(s) in their fleet for a short period of time due to a temporary increase in service demand.
Licensees with a General Authorization are not eligible to apply for these permits.
If you are a SA licensee, apply for a temporary operating permit to:
- Bring passengers into B.C. (for operators from outside B.C.)
- Temporarily add passenger-directed vehicles
- Add taxi(s) during festive season
- Add limousine(s) during peak season