CVSE

Vehicles Subject to Inspections

Mandatory inspections as defined in Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (MVAR) Division 25 are applicable to:

  • Commercial Vehicles with a licensed gross vehicle weight greater than 8,200 kg
  • Commercial Trailers or Semi-Trailers as defined under the Commercial Transport Act (CTA)
  • Private vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight of 3500kg and less registered outside of BC
  • Vehicles operating under the authority of the Passenger Transportation Act (limousine, bus, taxi)
  • 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
  • Buses (Including school buses in respect of which a permit has been issued under Division 11) defined as a vehicle designated to carry more than 10 persons
  • School Buses
  • Vehicles issued a Notice and Order for Inspection due to non-compliance

Vehicles Excluded from the Vehicle Inspection Program:

  • Vehicles licensed under Section 8 of the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) - (Farm Tractors)
  • Vehicles licensed under Section 9 of the MVA (Industry/Farm fleet)
  • Vehicles licensed under Section 10 of the MVA as a tractor, grader, loader, shovel, roller, mixer, or other self-propelled road building or industrial machinery not included in Schedule 1 to Division 25 of the MVAR that has a licensed gross vehicle weight of greater than 17,300
  • Vehicles licensed under Section 38, 41, 42 or 44 of the MVA (demonstration licence, transporters licence, manufacturers licence or repairman’s plate)
  • Vehicles operated under Section 21 of the MVA (registered and plated outside of the province and in BC for touring for a period greater than 30 days)
  • Vehicles exempt by the Director of CVSE conditionally or unconditionally
  • Farm vehicles, other than buses, with a licensed gross vehicle weight of 17,300kg or less
  • Vehicles operating under a Non-Resident permit (Section 6(7) of the CTA) or a Temporary Operating Permit (Division 14 of the MVAR)

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