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Taxing a Private Vehicle

It is a legal requirement to have motor tax if you want to drive your vehicle in a public place. Motor tax is a charge imposed by the Government on some motor vehicles. Motor tax is collected by local authorities.

New or imported vehicle

Documentation required to tax a new or imported vehicle:

  • Completed RF100 form (also available from garage if new, or Revenue Commissioners if imported). Form must be fully completed and signed.
  • For first time taxing of a vehicle insurance certificate in name of registered owner must be produced when taxing the vehicle.
  • Appropriate Fee

Renew motor tax

Documentation required to renew motor tax:

Reminder Renewal form RF100B. Form must be fully completed and signed, ensuring insurance details are entered.
or
Motor Tax Renewal Form RF100A.

  • when the vehicle has an arrears period
  • when there is a period of non-use being declared
  • when a change of ownership has taken place
  • when the RF100B has been mislaid or lost

With appropriate fee

For first time taxing of a second hand vehicle, insurance certificate in name of registered owner must be produced when taxing the vehicle.

 Renew tax where a re-declaration is necessary

Documentation required to renew tax where a re-declaration is necessary (e.g. change of class, change of engine, chance of colour):

  • Completed Change of Particulars Form RF111
  • Registration Book/Vehicle Licensing Certificate or Registration Certificate
  • Letter from garage (where there is a change of engine or class)
  • Appropriate Fee

 

Related Files

RF111A_Gaeilge summary image

RF111A_Gaeilge

Location: Motor tax
PDF|8KB
RF111A summary image

RF111A

Location: Motor tax
PDF|7KB
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