Additional Motor Tax Information

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Taxing of other Vehicles

This is a list of accompanying documentation to be submitted along with the relevant tax form to tax the following:

Taxis and Hackneys

You need to send us your current Public Service Vehicle (Plate) Licence

Large Public Service Vehicles

You need to send us your current Large Public Service Vehicle (Plate) Licence

Your Vehicle needs 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 these steps:

Motor Caravans

Regulations for roadworthiness testing of Motor Caravans as and from 1st March 2012.

All Motor Caravans must be inspected on 1st taxing unless the Vehicle Registration Certificate specifically states 'Motor Caravan' in the body type (D.3 on VRC).

All Motor Caravans must be inspected on change of ownership, and the new owner must submit a Motor Caravan Declaration(Bi-Lingual) on 1st application for tax.

The following changes have been implemented –

It is mandatory for Motor Caravans that are 4 years old and over to be tested for roadworthiness. A Motor Caravan would be due to be tested for first time on the fourth anniversary of registration, then every 2 years until 10 years old, then every year there after.

  • A 2 year certificate will issue for vehicles between 4 and 10 years old
  • A 1 year certificate will issue for vehicles greater than 10 years old
  • A CRW (certificate of road worthiness) will not be required for any Motor Caravans registered before 1st January 1980

N.B If a Motor Caravan is over 4 years old it will only be issued a PIN for taxing Online if it has a valid CRW. Motor Caravans under 4 years old will be issued a PIN automatically as a CRW is not required.

To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow these steps:

Youth and Community Buses

You need to send us a completed Youth & Community Bus Declaration Form when taxing for the first time.

This form can also 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 these steps:

To be considered for ‌tax as a Youth/Community Bus, the owner must have letter of confirmation from the Community Group, HSE, etc outlining in detail the purpose the vehicle is being used for. The Vehicle is not to be used for hire or reward.

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 these steps:

Recovery Vehicles

To be taxed as a Recovery Vehicle a vehicle must be constructed or permanently adapted for the exclusive purposes of lifting, towing and transportation of a disbaled vehicle or for any one one or more of those purposes. A Recovery Vehicle must be equipped with the following:

  • Must have at least 2 flashing beacons in working order
  • The Words "Recovery Vehicle" must be inscribed on the vehicle
  • A winch or lifting equipment must be permanently fitted to the vehicle

Recovery Vehicle Declaration Form is also required and be signed and stamped at a Garda Station

Exempt Vehicles

It's important to be aware, that not all vehicles require motor tax. The following vehicles are exempt:

  • State-owned vehicles
  • Diplomatic vehicles
  • Vehicles exempted under the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 353 of 1994)
  • Vehicles (including any cycle with an attachment for propelling it by mechanical power) not exceeding 400 kilograms in weight (unladen), which is adapted and used for invalids
  • Vehicles which are used exclusively for the transport (whether by carriage or traction) of lifeboats and their gear or any equipment for affording assistance towards the preservation of life and property in cases of ship-wreck and distress at sea
  • Road-roller and any vehicle that is used exclusively for the transport of road construction machinery and to which the machine is built in or permanently attached
  • Refuse carts, sweeping machines or watering machines used exclusively for cleansing public streets and roads
  • Ambulances or fire engines
  • Vehicles kept by a local authority and used exclusively for the purpose of their fire brigade service.
  • Vehicles which are used exclusively for mountain and cave rescue purposes
  • Vehicles which are used exclusively for underwater search and recovery purposes

Please contact us for additional information concerning exempt vehicles

Trailers

Registration/Taxation of Trailers

All trailers are registered with Motor Tax Offices & not with the Revenue Commissioners.

Certificates of Roadworthiness (CRW’s) are required for trailers/semi trailers once the trailer has been licensed in this country for one year.

The fee for the initial registration of a trailer is €60. The fee for trailer licence renewal was abolished on the 1 April 2001 under the Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers (Amendment) Regulations, 2001.

Replacement Trailer cards can be issued for a fee of €6 with a fully completed,signed and stamped RF134. This form must be signed and stamped at a Garda Station

Re-Importation of Exported Vehicled

If a vehicle which was registered in Ireland originally and subsequently registered outside of Ireland is being brought back to Ireland for usage on Irish roads you MUST contact your Local Motor Tax Office for information on how to do this

For more information

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.

Phone No: 01 222 8000
Fax: 01 872 1004

Motor Tax Online

Helpline: 0818 411 412

Email: motortax@dttas.ie

Web: www.motortax.ie

Note that the rates charged for the use of 0890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers