Amendments to Licencing Fees of Motor Vehicles

The general public is hereby notied of the following amendments to the Motor Vehicles and Road Trac Act Cap. 51:02 (First Schedule A) in respect to Licencing Fees of Vehicles, effective March 23, 2016.

 

AmendmentPrevious Rates ($)Current Rates ($)

(1)Vehicles solely for private use in carrying persons or for broadcasting purposes:-

(a) having 2 wheels and not exceeding 200 pound
(b) having 3 wheels
(c)having 2 wheels and exceeding 200 pounds

 

1,000
1,500
2,000

 

1,500
2,250
3,000

(2) For each motor vehicle other than a motor cycle:—

(a)not exceeding 2,240 pounds
(b)exceeding 2,240 pounds and not exceeding 3,000 pounds
(c)exceeding 3,000 pounds and not exceeding 4,000 pounds
(d)exceeding 4,000 pounds and not exceeding 5,000 pounds
(e)exceeding 5,000 pounds

 

2,000
2,500
4,000
6,000
10,000

 

3,000
3,750
6,000
9,000
15,000

 (3) Passenger vehicle for hire or reward

(a) not exceeding 2,240 pounds
(b) exceeding 2,240 pounds and not exceeding3,000 pounds
(c) exceeding 3,000 pounds
Yellow Cab (Corporate Yellow)

 

4,000
4,500
5,000
Free

 

6,000
6,750
7,500
Free

(5) (a)For each motor bus used solely in Georgetown or New Amsterdam and seating:—

(i) not more than 14 passengers
(ii) more than 14 passengers

(b)For each motor bus used elsewhere and seating:-
(i) not more than 14 passengers
(ii) more than 14 passengers

 

4,950
9,360

4,950
9,360

 

7,425
14,040

7,425
14,040

(5) For each goods vehicle:—

(a)not exceeding 1120 pounds unladen weight

(b)exceeding 1120 pounds but not exceeding 2240 pounds unladen weight
(c)exceeding 2240 pounds but not exceeding 4,480 pounds unladen weight
(d)exceeding 4,480 pounds but not exceeding 8,960 pounds unladen weight
(e)exceeding 8,960 pounds but not exceeding 13,440 pounds unladen weight
(f)exceeding 13,440 pounds unladen weight

 

Provided that:

(i) for a motor lorry exceeding four tons, but not exceeding six tons payload, the licence fee shall be
(ii) for a motor lorry exceeding six tons payload, the licence fee shall be
(iii)for an articulated vehicle* the unladen weight of which exceeds 11,200pounds the licence fee
shall be

2,500

4,500
9,000
11,000
25,000
30,000

 

 

25,000

30,000
35,000

3,750

6,750
13,500
16,500
37,500
45,000

 

 

37,500

45,000
52,500

6. Other Motor Vehicles

(a) for any agricultural motor tractor and trailer which are used for the sole purpose of carrying
agricultural machinery, appliances and produce or any of them to or from, or to and from, any
cultivated plantation, lot or farm within a radius of 6 miles thereof but not in Georgetown or New
Amsterdam
(b) for any agricultural motor tractor used alone for the said purpose

3,600

 

600

5,400

 

900

 7. For each motor hearse   1,200 1,800
  3,000  4,500
 

9. For each mechanically propelled crane, hoist, compressor, bulldozer or similar vehicle used in connection with construction, which is not in itself designed or constructed to carry any load other than loose tools and equipment

 720 1,800
 10. (a) For trailer used in connection with a motor car:-

(i) having two wheels
(ii) having more than two wheels
(b) For each trailer capable of being attached to any vehicle, other than a motor tractor or motor car
and not constructed as a permanent attachment to that vehicle

 

360
600
720

 

540
900
1,080

 11. For each ATV

Provided that:

(a) no licence fee shall be payable in respect of any invalid carriage;
(b) no licence shall be required for any motor vehicle or trailer if used only within the bounds of any
sugarcane plantation, wood cutting grant, cattle farm, lot or farm under cultivation, cocoa estate,
rubber estate, private grant, mining or placer claim;
(c) in item 4, “passengers”, include the driver;
(d)the Minister may, by order, define districts in which the fee for any trailer used in connection with a motor car shall be one half of the appropriate amount set out in item 10 (a);
(e) for any trailer fitted with tyres other than pneumatic tyres, the fee shall be twice the appropriate amount set out in item 10;
(f) no licence fee shall be payable for any motor vehicle or trailer kept for use exclusively on roads and trails, or any of them, in any district defined by the Minister by order, which shall come, or be deemed to have come into operation on such day, being the first day of any quarter not earlier than the commencement of the year in which the order is made, as shall be specified therein. Where there has been payment for any motor vehicle or trailer of a licence fee from which the motor vehicle or trailer is, upon the application of the licence holder shown to the satisfaction of the licensing officer to have, by virtue of any such order published in the Gazette after the payment in question, been exempted to the extent of any amount so paid in respect of any period commencing on or after the coming into operation of the order, such amount shall pursuant to the said application, and upon surrender of the licence if such period is unexpired, be refunded by or on the authority of the Licensing Authority; and any decision of the licensing officer with which the applicant is dissatisfied shall be subject to appeal, which shall lie in the like manner as an appeal under the proviso to section 18(3) against refusal to issue a licence.

1,5002,250

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