Limousines

If you want to operate a limousine in Vancouver, you need:

To apply for the chauffeur's permit, contact your limousine employer for more information.

Types of limousines

All limousines must be:

  • Not equipped with a meter
  • Hired only by prior reservation for an extended engagement or special purpose
Description

Antique

  • Chauffeur-driven sedan motor vehicle
  • At least 50 years old

Bus

  • Conventional bus, coach or truck, modified so that passenger seats are on the bus perimeter

Luxury

  • Four-door sedan motor vehicle registered as a Rolls Royce or Bentley

Sedan

  • Full sized, four-door sedan motor vehicle of a manufacturer’s top quality line
  • Closed body
  • Maximum seating capacity of five passengers
  • Original, unaltered wheelbase, of not less than 287.02 cm (113 inches)

The sedan type also includes an eco-friendly sedan limousine approved by the Passenger Transportation Board, provided it meets the requirements of Operational Policy IV.3

Sport utility

  • Four-door motor vehicle having the combined features of a sedan and truck
  • Identified as a sport-utility vehicle by the manufacturer
  • Closed body
  • Maximum seating capacity of eight passengers
  • Original, unaltered wheelbase of not less than 294.64 cm

Stretch

  • Four-door sedan motor vehicle or a stretched sport utility motor vehicle having the combined features of a sedan and truck
  • Identified as a sport utility vehicle by the manufacturer
  • Closed body
  • Minimum seating capacity of six passengers

Limousine licence fees

Application (non-refundable) $54.00
Office licence $139.00
Per vehicle licence $217.00

Contact the Vehicles For Hire Inspector

Contact the inspector to:

  • Ask questions
  • Book an appointment for new applications and renewals

Phone: 604-873-7555

praneeta.simadri@vancouver.ca

Apply for a Vehicles for Hire licence

Vehicles for hire licence application form (170.26 KB)

If you want to operate a vehicle that others hire to transport people or property in the City of Vancouver, complete a Vehicles for hire licence application.

Limousine inspections