Vehicle Licensing

Manitoba Public Insurance licenses vehicles according to the use of the vehicle. Several factors determine how the vehicle is registered:

  • passenger vehicles (no Safety Fitness Certificate required)
    • only registered to individuals
    • vehicles with manufacturer's seating capacity of 11 people or more, including the driver
    • used exclusively for personal use
  • regular trucks (no Safety Fitness Certificate required)
    • only registered to individuals
    • registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more
    • used exclusively for personal use
  • farm trucks (no Safety Fitness Certificate required)
    • trucks with a registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more

The following vehicles are regulated vehicles and require the registrant to have a valid Safety Fitness Certificate in order to register them.

  • regulated passenger vehicles
    • a bus or van with manufacturer's seating capacity of 11 people or more, including the driver
    • used by an organization to transport people
    • not receiving payment for the transport of people
    • used by an organization to transport people without receiving payment for the transport
  • commercial trucks
    • registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more
    • being used for commercial purposes
    • only transporting the registrant's goods
  • limited use commercial trucks
    • registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more
    • used for commercial purposes
    • only transporting the registrant's goods
    • operating within a certain radius of the business and/or carrying qualifying commodities [qualcargo_opmodes_trucks]
  • public service vehicle buses
    • a motor coach, bus or van with a manufacturer's seating capacity of 11 people or more, including the driver
    • used for commercial purposes
    • paid to transport people
    • must have a Bus Operating Authority from the Motor Transport Board
  • public service vehicles
    • trucks with a registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more
    • used for commercial purposes
    • paid to carry goods belonging to others
  • limited use public service vehicles
    • trucks with a registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more
    • used for commercial purposes
    • paid to carry goods belonging to others
    • operating within a certain radius of the business and/or carrying qualifying commodities

Contact Manitoba Public Insurance to register a regulated vehicle or for further inquiries.