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Commercial Vehicle Decals Are Available at City Hall

The decades old Commercial Vehicle Licensing Program was established by provincial statute (currently the Local Government Act) to provide a source of revenue to participating municipalities to offset expenses related to the use of local government roads and highways as a result of commercial vehicle traffic. Expenses would include the cost of maintenance of municipal roadways, road signage, snow removal, parking control, etc.

Under the Local Government Act, Part 20 includes the specific regulation of licensing of commercial vehicles. Any commercial vehicle is defined as such by, and licensed under, the Commercial Transport Act, or a vehicle not so licensed, but which is used for the collection or delivery, or both, of merchandise or other commodity in the ordinary course of a business undertaking. Both must display a valid municipal licence decal. 

Decals can be purchased at the City of Merritt City Hall upon presentation of your current motor vehicle registration form.
 
The licence year is now January 1 to December 31.
 
Members of the public can purchase decals beginning November 1st for the upcoming year. Failure to display a valid decal can result in a fine of $50.
 

The licence year is defined as the calendar year [LGA s. 664]. Annual licence fees are set out in the Local Government Act regulations; in 2014 under BC Reg. 405/93 fees were as follows:  

Not exceeding 2,800 kg gross vehicle weight (GVW) $25
Exceeding 2,801 kg, but not exceeding 11,800 kg (GVW) $30
Exceeding 11,801 kg, but not exceeding 20,000 kg (GVW) $35
Exceeding 20,001 kg (GVW) $40
Transfer fee $6.25
Licensed under CTA agreement  $30.00