Private Vehicles

Current Motor Tax rates can be found on www.motortax.ie

To tax a new vehicle, you will need: 

  1. Application Form RF100 which you receive from a motor dealer or NCT Centre.  Ensure the form is fully completed with registration and insurance details (you do not need to submit these documents)
  2. Appropriate fee

To renew motor tax, you will need:

  1. Renewal Form – use Form RF100A or RF100B.   Ensure the form is fully completed with details of your Insurance Policy cover (you do not need to submit these documents).
  2. Appropriate fee

To renew motor tax after a change of particulars in your vehicle, you will need:

  1. Change of Particulars Form RF111 fully completed with insurance details
  2. Supporting documentation regarding change of particulars, e.g. letter from garage confirming change in engine or class or vehicle, Taxi Licence, proof of exempt status, etc.
  3. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  4. Appropriate fee

To renew motor tax after a change of ownership for vehicles registered before 1st January 1993, you will need:

  1. Change of Ownership Form RF200 fully completed by seller and buyer
  2. Renewal Form RF100A  fully completed with insurance and renewal details
  3. Log Book this could be a Brown Book
  4. Appropriate Fee

To renew motor tax after a change of ownership for vehicles registered after 1st January 1993, you will need:

  1. Renewal Form RF100A  fully completed with insurance and renewal payment details
  2. Appropriate fee

NOTE: You need to ensure that you or the seller of the vehicle send the Vehicle Registration Certificate to the Department of Transport for updating the ownership details on the national computer system as you cannot tax a vehicle until it is registered in your name.   The Motor Tax Office recommends that the seller of a vehicle retain and forward the Vehicle Registration Certificate as it is in their interest to have the vehicle removed from their name - while it remains in their name, they are liable for motor tax and any other traffic penalties / offences related to the vehicle.  The ownership can be changed in the Motor Tax Office only if the vehicle is being taxed at the same time.