British Columbia’s expanded rules for off-road vehicle (ORV) operators will take effect November 1. If you own a snowmobile, golf cart, dirt bike, quad or side-by-side, you will now be required by law to register your vehicle under the Off-Road Vehicle Act. Failure to comply with the new regulations could result in a fine of up to $5,000 and seizure of your vehicle.
How to register and insure your off-road vehicle:
- Find your certificate of origin, bill of sale, or statutory declaration (MV1484) along with your transfer/tax form
- Visit a Capri Insurance office with your documentation
- Pay the one-time $48 registration plus any taxes owing
- Our Capri Insurance team member will help you choose the insurance coverage best suited for you and your off-road vehicle
The following operating standards also take effect November 1:
- Helmets: Helmets must be worn when operating an off-road vehicle (ORV). For standards of acceptable helmets see section 22 of the Off-Road Vehicle Regulation at www.bclaws.ca (Off-Road Vehicle Act).
- Seat belts: If a manufacturer has installed seat belts, then the seat belt must be worn during the operation of that vehicle.
- Lights: ORVs must use lights during low visibility conditions when riding on Crown land 30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise. If lights are not installed by the manufacturer, temporary lights can be attached to the ORV. For details on light standards see section 24 of the Off-Road Vehicle Regulation.
- Children: Children must be supervised when riding on Crown land and be riding an appropriate sized ORV as recommended by the manufacturer. For details, see sections 16- 18 of the Off-Road Vehicle Regulation.
If you have any questions about registering your off-road vehicle, visit us at a Capri Insurance location, phone us at 1.800.670.1877, or send us an email using this form.