Engine Prohibitions

As of January 31, 2020, previously unregistered Tier 0 and Tier 1 non-road diesel engines are prohibited from operating in Metro Vancouver.


If you have a prohibited engine, here are your options:

  • Replace the engine with a Tier 2 or higher emission standard
  • Retrofit the engine with an emission reduction device to achieve Tier 2 or higher emission standard
  • Rent a compliant machine for work in Metro Vancouver

Determine your engine tier with this chart

Failure to comply with the Bylaw may result in regulatory action including tickets and fines.

 Tier 1 Non-Road Diesel Engine Regulatory Program





  • For more information on Non-Road Diesel Engine emission regulation


Tier 0 Prohibition

Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Bylaw 1161, 2012 prohibits the operation of Tier 0 engines in Metro Vancouver as of January 1, 2015, unless the engine was previously registered for a minimum of 90 days.

Use Metro Vancouver’s Engine Lookup Tool to check if your Tier 0 or Tier 1 engine is authorized to operate.