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B.C. Reg. 447/83
O.C. 1897/83
Deposited December 1, 1983 and effective January 1, 1984
This consolidation is current to December 3, 2019.
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Insurance (Vehicle) Act

Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation

[Last amended September 16, 2019 by B.C. Reg. 161/2019]

Part 2 — Certificates

Application for certificate

3   Application for a certificate issued in conjunction with any type or category of licence or number plate may be made to a person appointed as an agent of the corporation for that purpose or authorized in writing by the corporation for the purposes of section 3 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

[am. B.C. Regs. 312/96, s. 1; 234/2018, App. 2, s. 4.]

Interim owner's certificate

4   (1) Pending approval by the corporation of an application for an owner's certificate, the person receiving the application shall, subject to section 15.7 and on payment of the applicable premium and any premium related debt, issue to the applicant an interim owner's certificate.

(2) An interim owner's certificate issued under this section or section 6 is valid until the owner of the vehicle described in the interim owner's certificate receives an owner's certificate.

[am. B.C. Regs. 408/87, s. 3; 383/89, s. 2; 166/2006, Sch. s. 6.]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 234/2018, App. 2, s. 5.]

Renewal of owner's certificate

6   (1) An owner who has received from the corporation an APV-1, APV-1A or APV-2 form or a notice to renew may make application for renewal of an owner's certificate to a person mentioned in section 3.

(2) On approval of the application mentioned in subsection (1) and payment to the corporation of the premium set out in the APV-1, APV-1A or APV-2 form or the notice to renew and any premium related debt, the person to whom the application is made shall issue and validate the owner's certificate.

(3) Where an owner does not receive an APV-1, APV-1A or APV-2 form or a notice to renew, or the form is lost or destroyed, the owner may make application to a person mentioned in section 3 for an owner's certificate.

(4) On approval of the application mentioned in subsection (3) and payment to the corporation of the applicable premium and any premium related debt, the person to whom the application is made shall issue to the applicant an owner's certificate.

[am. B.C. Regs. 408/87, s. 5; 449/88, s. 2; 324/91, s. 3; 404/94, s. 1; 166/2006, Sch. s. 8.]

Interpretation Act

7   Section 25 (2) and (3) of the Interpretation Act does not apply in respect of renewal of a certificate, and a certificate is not in force in the interval between its expiry and renewal.

[am. B.C. Reg. 234/2018, App. 2, s. 6.]

Leased vehicles

8   An applicant for an owner's certificate for a leased vehicle shall set out in the application form

(a) the name of the owner, followed by the word "lessor",

(b) the name of the renter of the vehicle, followed by the word "renter", and

(c) the address in the Province of either the owner or the renter of the vehicle.

[am. B.C. Regs. 335/84, s. 3; 341/2007, s. 3.]

Mid-term changes

9   (1) In this section, "the territory in which the vehicle is primarily located when not in use" means the territory in which the place where the vehicle is kept when not being driven is located.

(2) The insured named on an owner's certificate must,

(a) within 10 days after

(i) the insured's address is changed from the address set out in the certificate, or

(ii) the insured acquires a substitute vehicle for the vehicle described in the certificate, or

(b) before

(i) the use of the vehicle described in the certificate is changed to a use to which a different vehicle rate class applies than the vehicle rate class applicable to the use set out in the certificate, or

(ii) a vehicle in respect of which the premium is established on the basis of the territory in which a vehicle of that vehicle rate class is used or principally used, as the case may be, is used or principally used in a different territory than that set out in the certificate,

report the change of address, vehicle, use or territory to a person referred to in section 3, and pay or be refunded the resulting difference in premium.

(3) If the premium for a vehicle is established on the basis of the territory in which the vehicle is primarily located when not in use and that territory as set out in the owner's certificate is changed, the insured named on the certificate must, unless the vehicle is being used by the insured for vacation purposes, report the change to a person referred to in section 3 within 30 days of the change, and pay or be refunded the resulting difference in premium.

[en. B.C. Reg. 166/2006, Sch. s. 9, as am. by B.C. Reg. 46/2007, Sch. 1, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 234/2018, App. 2, s. 7.]

Effect of owner's certificate

10   (1) An owner's certificate validated by the corporation evidences that an insured, as defined in sections 63, 78, 147, 148 and 148.1, has coverage under Part 6, Part 7, sections 147 and 148 and Division 2 of Part 10 respectively.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 166/2006, Sch. s. 10 (b).]

[am. B.C. Regs. 324/91, s. 4; 424/97, s. 1; 166/2006, Sch. s. 10.]

Contents | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Schedules 1 to 10