Mandatory off-road vehicle registration is being deferred from June 1 to Nov. 1, 2015.
The extra time provides additional time for off-road users to prepare for the mandatory registration, while the regulatory details are finalized on both registration and safety.
As well an ICBC-issued numbered sticker will be available in early fall when registering an off-road vehicle (ORV) for those users who would prefer a sticker instead of a registration number plate. The addition of a sticker addresses a key request from off-road motorcycle and snowmobile groups. The sticker will be a similar size as the number plate, and combined cost for registration and sticker will be the same as with the plate option – $48. ORV owners that choose the sticker will be responsible for removing the sticker if the vehicle is resold.
In early fall, ORV owners who have already taken advantage of the voluntary registration period and have a received a plate may exchange their plate for a sticker, if they want, at any ICBC broker at no additional cost for a limited time.
Full details are anticipated to be announced by early fall, with implementation for both mandatory registration and safety provisions to begin Nov. 1, 2015.