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You can tax a new vehicle or renew the tax on an existing vehicle on the internet at www.motortax.ie.
Note: Not all vehicles can be taxed online. Check the list of vehicles that can be taxed online below.
 

Tax a Brand New/Imported  Vehicle Online
Visit the Motor Tax website at www.motortax.ie
To apply online, read these instructions:

Check the list of vehicles below that can be taxed online.

Get your Motor Tax PIN number. The PIN number is the last six characters of your vehicle's chassis number as printed on RF100 form. (For example, if your chassis number is KMHUD31LPXU478J27, your PIN is 478J27.) You can get form RF100 from the following sources:

If you bought the vehicle from a garage: From the garage that sold you the vehicle.

If you bought the vehicle privately: On the sale of the vehicle to a new owner (other than to a motor dealer) the registered owner selling the vehicle must forward the form RF100 and details in writing of the name /address of the new owner and date of transfer of ownership to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Shannon, Co. Clare.

If you imported the vehicle: From the National Car Testing Service at www.nct.ie

Get the insurance details of your vehicle from your insurer.
Get the vehicle's registration number on your RF100.

Note: The last six characters of your vehicle's chassis number only works for vehicles that have never been taxed in the state before i.e (Brand new Vehicles or an Imported vehicle that has never been registered in the State previously)

Renew the Tax on an Existing Vehicle Online

Visit the Motor Tax website at www.motortax.ie

To apply online you need:

  • Check the list of vehicles below that can be taxed online (see below).
  • Tax renewal form RF100B.
  • The PIN number that is written on the right-hand side of the form RF100B.  (Your pin number is now the last 6 digits of the serial number on the front of your vehicle registration certificate) 
  • The insurance details of your vehicle.
  • A credit card or debit card.

Note: Dublin City Council do not issue the automated renewal forms (RF100B) that contain online renewal pins. Dublin City Council also do not have access to pin numbers. You must contact the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for any online related queries.
 
Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Motor Tax Online
Phone No : 0818 411 412
Email: motortax@dttas.ie
 
Customers who have not received a reminder or have lost their reminder can go online and use the Pin Retrieval service 

Types of Vehicle that can be Taxed Online

  • Private cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Vintage or veteran vehicles
  • Agricultural Tractors, Excavators/Diggers, and Combine Harvesters
  • Vehicles adapted for use by people with disabilities
  • Motor caravans (not for first taxing)
  • Hearses

If your vehicle type is not listed, you must apply for tax by post or in person. This includes:

  • Goods Vehicles
  • Taxis and Hackneys
  • Buses and school buses

Tax a vehicle for the first time by post or in person.
Renew the tax on a vehicle by post or in person.

For more information
Motor Tax Online
Phone No: 0818 411 412
Email: motortax@dttas.ie
Web: www.motortax.ie

Note that the rates charged for the use of 0818 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers