Vehicle for hire licences

You need a vehicles for hire licence to transport people or property in Vancouver.

Types of licences

Bike couriers

Bike couriers operate a self-propelled bicycle to transport goods. Find out how to get your bike courier licence and renew your bike courier plate.

Charter vehicles

Charter vehicles transport people between specified locations on a prearranged basis. Find out how to apply for a charter vehicle licence.

Driver instruction vehicles

Driver instruction vehicles are used to teach people how to drive. Find out how to apply for a driver instruction vehicle licence.

Horse-drawn carriages

Horse-drawn carriages transport people along fixed travel routes and are drawn by up to two horses. Find out how to apply for a horse-drawn carriage licence.

Limousines

Limousines have specific features and transport people for special purposes on a prearranged basis. Find out how to apply for a limousine licence.

Pedicabs

Pedicabs are self-propelled or motor-assisted three-wheeled vehicles that transport up to two people (plus the driver). Find out how to apply for a pedicab licence.

Rental vehicles

Rental vehicles (U-drive) are rented by the hour, day, week, or month, without a driver. Find out how to apply for a rental car licence.

Taxicabs

Taxicabs transport people between locations, with a meter. Find out how to apply for a taxicab licence.

Tow trucks

Tow trucks transport other vehicles between locations. Find out how to apply for a tow truck licence.

Contact the vehicles for hire inspector

Phone: 604-873-7555

praneeta.simadri@vancouver.ca

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