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Important Changes to Vehicle Registrations

February 22, 2016
Auto

Trucks with gross vehicle weight of over 4,500 kg

Changes to The Highway Traffic Act have resulted in two new registration classes to differentiate between trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more used for personal transport and those trucks used for other purposes. Come visit us and our brokers can help you determine which class your vehicle falls in.

  • If you use your vehicle for personal transport, under your personal name, it will remain registered as a truck.   When you visit us you will need to sign a declaration stating it is for personal use.
  • If your truck is not completely used for personal transport, you may have to register it as a Limited-Use Commercial Truck
  • If your vehicle is used to transport goods or property for others for payment, it may have to be registered as a Limited-Use Public Service Vehicle.  To do this you will have to visit a Manitoba Public Insurance Commercial Vehicle Registration location.  See mpi.mb.ca/CommercialPSV for locations.

There is no projected increase in registration charge but you might need new plates and you will need stickers if your vehicle falls into one of the new registration classes.  Registration will also need to be renewed every year.  In addition you will need to obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate.  For more information on the certificate please contact Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation at 204-945-7571 or toll free at 1-877-340-9068, or visit www.gov.mb.ca/mit/mcd/mcs/inde.html. 

Passenger vehicles with capacity of 11 or more people, including the driver

Changes to The Highway Traffic Act have resulted in a new registration class being introduced to differentiate between vehicles with a seating capacity of 11 or more, including the driver, used exclusively for personal transportation and those not used exclusively.

  • Vehicle with seating capacity of 10 or less will remain the same.
  • Vehicles with a seating capacity of 11 or more used for personal transportation will remain registered as a passenger vehicle.  When you visit us you will sign a declaration stating the vehicle is used for personal use only.
  • Vehicles with a seating capacity of 11 or more not used exclusively for personal use may have to be registered s a Regulated Passenger vehicle.

There is no projected increase in registration charge but you will need a new Regulated Passenger Vehicle sticker if your vehicle falls in this new class. Registration will also need to be renewed every year. In addition you will need to obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate.  .  For more information on the certificate please contact Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation at 204-945-7571 or toll free at 1-877-340-9068, or visit www.gov.mb.ca/mit/mcd/mcs/inde.html.

If you have any questions click here to connect with an MIG broker who can help!

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