Questions and Answers.
Did you know you can now renew your motor tax 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the internet?
To complete your motor tax renewal on-line you will need:
Logon to www.motortax.ie
Queries telephone: 0818 411 412
Renewing your motor tax online is straightforward. The process is broken down into a series of easy to understand steps. After you login using the PIN printed on your renewal/reminder form, you will be asked to:
Your motor tax disc will be posted to you within five working days. You can track the issue of your disc by clicking on the "Track Disc Issue" link on the homepage.
You will need:
The current rates are available below:
The following vehicles are exempt from liability to pay vehicle motor tax:
Applying to tax a goods vehicle in your name for the 1st time at the goods rate where the design gross vehicle weight does not exceed 3,500kg
Goods Only Declaration RF111A 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. The ‘limitations to use’ on this certificate must include ‘carriage of goods or burden in the course of trade or business’ condition.
To tax the vehicle you may also require the following:
• Certificate of Roadworthiness is required if your vehicle is 1 year old or more.
• Weight Docket - On the first time taxing of a 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.
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Weight dockets can only be accepted from one of the approved and appointed weighbridges listed below:
If the application concerns tax class change to the goods carrying rate, the submission of the VRC will be required.
Please note if a vehicle is used in any private capacity i.e. social, pleasure or domestic purposes, it must be taxed at the private rate.
Application for refunds of motor tax can be made to the Mullingar Motor Tax Office, on Form RF120 [PDF, 69KB], in circumstances when:
Applicants for a refund of vehicle licence must be the registered owner of the vehicle. Applicants must surrender the relevant tax disc immediately as refunds are generally calculated from the first of the month following the surrender of the disc. A minimum of three unexpired whole calendar months must be left on the disc when surrendered, no matter the reason for the refund. Supplementary evidence such as the following is required, depending on the circumstances:
Application forms are available from the Motor Taxation office or they may be downloaded below:
If your vehicle is not going to be in use, and will not be kept in a public place, you will be able to declare it off the road by completing the RF150 Form [PDF, 191KB] and submitting it to your local motor tax office. The form is available from your local motor tax office, Garda Station, Library or Citizens Information Centre. If can also be downloaded below.
Alternatively, you can declare your vehicle off the road at Motor Tax Online website using the PIN issued to you with your renewal notice.
You must make your off the road declaration in advance.The declaration must be made in the month of expiry of your current motor tax disc. All correctly completed applications will receive confirmation of their transaction, either by post or on the spot if the declaration is submitted in person at your local motor tax office.
No, there is no requirement to have the form witnessed at a Garda Station.
The minimum period is three calendar months, the maximum is twelve calendar months i.e. you cannot declare a vehicle off the road for either one or two months. The declaration must be for full calendar months, starting on the first day of a month and ending on the last day of a month.
In the month before the end of the period specified in your first declaration, you can make a new declaration for between a further three and 12 months. This can be repeated for as long as you intend to keep the vehicle off the road.
You can cancel the declaration at any time by renewing your tax in your local motor tax office – the validity of the tax disc will commence from the first day of the month in which you tax the vehicle.
The declaration will be cancelled automatically as and from the date of sale.
Changing ownership of a vehicle can be done in the motor tax office only if the new owner is taxing the vehicle.
Ownership changes are done via the seller and buyer signing the back of the vehicle registration certificate.
To change the ownership of a vehicle please send the vehicle registration certificate signed by the vendor and the buyer,including the date of sale to the Department of Transport, Shannon Town Centre, Co. Clare. Lo-Call 1890-411412):
Vehicle registration certificates are posted directly to you from the Department of Transport, Shannon, Co. Clare, and take between 7 and 10 days to issue.
All other replacement documents issue from Mullingar or Athlone motor taxation offices. Cheques for the above listed replacement documents should be made payable to Westmeath County Council Motor Taxation and the telephone and vehicle registration number should be written on the back of the cheque.
For lost NCT certificates, see www.ncts.ie
For lost certificates of roadworthiness, see www.cvrt.ie
Trade plates are special registration plates obtainable only by motor traders. The uses of these plates by motor traders are restricted to prescribed uses in connection with the motor trade. They are issued for a period of one calendar year.
The fees for Trade Plates are €353 for a pair of plates (€86 replacement)
To apply for a trade plate, you will need: