Taxing a Private/Commercial Vehicle

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Taxing a Private/Commercial Vehicle for the first time

You can tax a new or imported vehicle for the first time by post, in person or online.

To Tax a Brand new or Imported Private/Commercial Vehicle for the First Time

Step 1: Complete the Application Form RF100

Application Form RF100 certifies that you own a vehicle. You can get the 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 Driver and Vehicle Computer Services Division, Department of Transport,Tourism and Sport, Shannon Town Centre, Shannon, Co. Clare. 
  • If you imported the vehicle: From the National Car Testing Service at www.nct.ie

Step 2: Get the insurance details of the Vehicle

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: Additional requirements for Commercial Vehicles

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

Image of a Goods Vehicle


Heavy/Light Goods vehicle

Weight Dockets - On the first time taxing of a Heavy/Light goods vehicle you may be required to produce a weight docket.  Please contact us to determine whether you need to submit a weight docket.  If taxing an Articulated vehicle you must produce a weight docket.

Weight Dockets for Articulated vehicles can only be accepted from any of the 4 listed below:

Roadstone Dublin Ltd
Feltrim
Swords
Co.Dublin
01-8450996

Whites Agri
Ballough
Lusk
Co.Dublin
01-8438521

Colfix(Dublin) Ltd
Bluebell Industrial Estate
Dublin 12
01-4564244

J.P. Ryan Ltd
Bond Drive Extension
Dublin Port
Dublin 3
01-8558161

Goods Only Declaration for Light Good Vehicles - 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.

When submitting a "Goods Only" Declaration form RF111A you must also submit your original motor insurance certificate confirming that you are insured for business use

Your vehicle needs a Certificate of Roadworthiness if your vehicle is 1 year old or more. To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow these steps:

Applications by post

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

Post your application to Motor Tax Head Office(Blackhall Walk)

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)

Renew Your Private/Commercial Motor Tax

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

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 not receive form RF100B if you have previously used the Motor Tax website www.motortax.ie.

Customers who have not received a reminder or have lost their reminder can go online and use the Pin Retrieval service

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

Step 2: Get the insurance details of the Vehicle

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: Additional requirements for Commercial Vehicles

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

Heavy/Light Goods vehicle

Weight Dockets - If there has been any modifications since last taxation to your Heavy/Light goods vehicle you may be required to produce a weight docket. Please contact us to determine whether you need to submit a weight docket. If taxing an Articulated vehicle you must produce a weight docket if the ownership has been changed

Weight Dockets for Articulated vehicles can only be accepted from any of the 4 listed below:

Roadstone Ltd
Feltrim
Swords
Co.Dublin
01-8450996

Whites Agri
Ballough
Lusk
Co.Dublin
01-8438521

Colfix(Dublin) Ltd
Bluebell Industrial Estate
Dublin 12
01-4564244

J.P. Ryan Ltd
Bond Drive Extension
Dublin Port
Dublin 3
01-8558161

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.

When submitting a "Goods Only" Declaration form RF111A you must also submit your original motor insurance certificate confirming that you are insured for business use

Your vehicle needs a Certificate of Roadworthiness if your vehicle is 1 year old or more. To get a Certificate of Roadworthiness, follow these steps:

Applications by post

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

Post your application to Motor Tax Head Office(Blackhall Walk)

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)

 

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

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