BC looking to do away with annual licence plate decal requirement

Jun 23 2020, 12:34 pm

The BC government announced it has introduced Bill 20, the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act (No.2) – legislation that, if passed, will offer “policy flexibility” around the use of the decal on BC licence plates.

Currently, decals are required to be attached to the rear licence plate and updated every year, showing that the vehicle’s licence is still valid.

However, in a statement, the Province said that the new legislation allows for validation decals to be non-expiring or valid for periods longer than the one-year time frame. It also provides for regulations that could authorize ICBC to issue other documents or take other actions, respecting the validity of a vehicle licence instead of issuing validation decals.

Now, the provincial government said that over the coming months, consultation will begin with law enforcement, brokers, and other stakeholders to inform future policy decisions about any changes to use of the decal, as well as to support the drafting of associated regulations.