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Renew the Motor Tax on Your Vehicle

 

You can renew the tax on your vehicle by post, in person or online.

  • To renew tax by post or in person, follow the steps below.
  • To tax a vehicle online, read the instructions on the 'Tax a Vehicle Online' page.
  • Please note that motor tax can only be paid in periods of 3, 6 or 12 CALENDAR months.  Accordingly, all tax discs commence on the 1st day of a calendar month and end on the last day of a calendar month.  If a vehicle is used in a public place for even one day in a calendar month then motor tax is due for that calendar month.

Step 1: Complete the Tax Renewal Form RF100A or RF100B

Form RF100A

Request by post
If you would like to have an application form posted out to you, you can request it using our Self Service Portal. Please select Request an Application Form from the list.

You can also get this form at the following locations:

  • Public library
  • Garda station
  • Post office
  • Citizens advice centre

Form RF100B

Form RF100B is the same as RF100A. The only difference is that it is automatically created by our computer system when your tax is due for renewal. Form RF100B already has some of your details (e.g. name, vehicle number) included.

You may receive form RF100B if you have previously used the Motor Tax website www.motortax.ie.

Step 2: Get the vehicle’s insurance details

You need the following insurance details to get your vehicle taxed:

  • Name of your insurer
  • Your policy number
  • The insurance expiry date

If your vehicle is not insured, you must first get it insured before applying for motor tax.

Step 3: Get additional vehicle details

We require more information about some vehicles in order to tax them.

Goods vehicle

Goods Only Declaration - You must complete this Declaration at a Garda Station if you are taxing the vehicle at the goods rate and the design gross vehicle weight of the vehicle does not exceed 3,500 kg. This applies to taxing a goods vehicle for the first time, on change of ownership or change of taxation class to goods.


You need to send us a Certificate of Roadworthiness if your vehicle is 1 year old or more. To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow these steps:

  • Have your vehicle tested by an authorised goods vehicle tester. View a list of authorised goods vehicle testers
  • If the vehicle passes the test, get a Pass Statement from the tester.
  • Submit the Pass Statement to us, along with the appropriate fee, as follows:
    • €13.00 for a vehicle whose Design Gross Vehicle Weight is over 3500kgs (Heavy Goods Vehicle).
    • €6.00 for a vehicle whose Design Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 3500kgs (Light Goods Vehicle).
  • We will then send you a Certificate of Roadworthiness.
  • Send the certificate back to us with your Motor Tax application.

Taxis and Hackneys

You need to send us your current Public Service Vehicle (Plate) Licence, as issued by Dublin City Council.

Large Public Service Vehicles

You need to send us your current Large Public Service Vehicle (Plate) Licence, as issued by Dublin City Council.

You need to send us a Certificate of Roadworthiness if your vehicle is 1 year old or more(from the date it was first registered).

To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow the steps explained for Goods Vehicles above.

Youth and Community Buses

You need to send us a completed Youth & Community Bus Declaration Form.

This form can be obtained at your local Garda Station. It must also be witnessed at the Garda Station.

You also need to send us a Certificate of Roadworthiness if your vehicle is 1 year old or more (from the date it was first registered).

To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow the steps explained for Goods Vehicles above.

School Buses

We need you current Article 60 Licence as issued by the Carriage Office or a letter from CIE indicating the existence of a school transport contract between CIE and the applicant..

You also need to send us a Certificate of Roadworthiness if your vehicle is 1 year old or more (from the date it was first registered).

To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow the steps explained for Goods Vehicles above.

Step 4: Submit your application and Motor Tax fee

Post your application to Motor Tax Head Office (Blackhall Walk) or call in person to any of the Motor Tax offices listed below.

Please remember to enclose the following:

  • All the supporting documentation explained above.
  • The appropriate Motor Tax charge for your vehicle. See a list of all motor tax charges. Make a cheque or money order payable to ‘Motor Tax Office’. (Please do not post cash and all cheques should me made payable to Dublin City Council) 

Applications by post

If you send your application by post, you do not need to buy a stamp. Just mark the envelope “Freepost”.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Motor Tax Office
Block B
Blackhall Walk
Queen Street
Dublin 7

Opening hours 9.30am to 3.30pm. Monday to Friday.
Tel: 01 222 8000
Fax: 01 872 1004

Ballymun Motor Tax Office
Ballymun Civic Centre
Main Street
Ballymun
Dublin 9

Motor Tax Online

Helpline: 1890 411 412
Email: motortax@transport.ie
Web: www.motortax.ie

 Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers