Locate an original manufacturer's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the vehicle. The VIN must be clearly visible for sighting by an enforcement officer at the roadside. A VIN that can only be seen by, for example, crawling under the vehicle to inspect a frame rail is not acceptable.
If you can't find an original VIN, you must apply for one.
Take good quality photos, as required for the application form. See sample photos for examples.
Once you have completed the above steps, fill out the following application forms. You can drop them off at an Autoplan broker or mail them to ICBC.
Note: Pages 1, 2, and 3 of the application form for modified collector vehicle status must be submitted for approval.
Once we get your application, it will take about 4 to 6 weeks for review.
Insuring your modified collector vehicle
If your application is approved, here's what's next:
You will be contacted by your Autoplan broker when your plates have arrived at your their office.
Go to the Autoplan broker's office to pick up your plates and insure your vehicle.
Note: If you live in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, you must also pass an Air Care test.
Driving for pleasure only
When you're using your modified collector vehicle, you can drive for pleasure only. That means you can't use it to drive to or from, or part way to work or to school. Doing so will affect your insurance.
Talk to your Autoplan broker for more details.
Questions and contact us
Vehicle Legislation Support
Lower Mainland: 604-661-6638
Elsewhere in B.C., Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-665-8262
Mailing address for applications
ICBC - Vehicle Registration Support
Room 235 - 151 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3H9
Facts & Tips
If you live in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, your vehicle must pass an AirCare emissions test.