Vehicles Subject to Inspection

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (​CVSE) inspections and standards apply to both commercial and private vehicles in B.C.

The following vehicles require inspection:

  • Any vehicle issued a Notice and Order for Inspection due to non-compliance box 1 or 2 by a peace officer
  • Vehicles operating under the authority of the Passenger Transportation Act
    • Taxis and limousines
    • Buses, defined as a vehicle designated to carry more than 10 persons
  • Buses or school buses issued a permit under Motor Vehicle Act Regulations – Division 11 – School Buses
  • Commercial vehicles with a licensed gross vehicle weight greater than 8,200 kg
  • Trucks and truck tractors having a licenced GVW greater than 8,200 kg
  • Commercial trailers or semi-trailers as defined under the Commercial Transport Act
  • Any vehicle, other than a motorcycle, owned or leased by a driver training school
  • Private vehicles with a net weight less than 3,500 kg and registering in BC from another jurisdiction
  • Private vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight of up to 3,500 kg that registered outside of BC
  • Emergency vehicles with a licensed gross vehicle weight greater than 8,200 kg
  • Industrial machines (X-plated) with a licensed gross vehicle weight greater than 17,300 kg
  • Farm logging vehicles with a licensed gross vehicle weight over 8,200 kg
  • Farm vehicles with a licensed gross vehicle weight greater than 17,300 kg

Vehicles Excluded from the Vehicle Inspection Program

Vehicles Registered Out-of-Province

Commercial vehicles may be exempt from British Columbia Inspection requirement where a bilateral agreement with another jurisdiction has been made in accordance with Motor Vehicle Act Regulation – Division 25.

A peace officer has the authority to direct any vehicle to a designated inspection facility for inspection on grounds that the vehicle is mechanically unsafe or non-compliant.

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