Would you want to see more specialty licence plates? B.C. launches survey

Would you want to see more specialty licence plates? B.C. launches survey
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The B.C. government and ICBC have launched a survey asking British Columbians if they’d like to expand the specialty licence plate program in the province.

Currently, the province has several types of specialty licence plates, including veterans commemorative plates and BC Parks plates.

BC Parks plates raise funds for provincial parks, with drivers paying a $50 fee for one of three special licence plate designs, plus an annual fee of $40 moving forward.

Proceeds from those fees go towards maintaining parks, unlike regular licence plates, which only cost an initial $18 fee with no annual renewal fees.

Expanding to more charities?

The province is now seeking feedback on whether residents would like to see more charities eligible for specialty plates in B.C.

The goal would be for these new plates to raise funds and awareness for other non-profit organizations and charities.

“We’ve seen the popularity of specialty plates in other jurisdictions and how British Columbians have embraced BC Parks plates,” said Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general in a release Monday.

“The time is right to look at expanding the program and I encourage all motorists to take the survey today,” he said.

The online survey will be open until Jan. 31, 2024.

Other specialty plate programs in B.C. include personalized slogans, “Collector” or “Vintage” plates, and previously a 2010 Winter Games plate.


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