Renewal of Motor Vehicle Licence

To ensure the smooth flow of the licensing process at the Licence Revenue Office or any Regional GRA Office facilitating the sale of motor vehicle licence, owners of motor vehicles are required to present the following documents to the Licence Revenue Officer upon application:

  • Certificate of Registration (original or photocopy)

Procedure for Renewal of Licence 

If the cashier is satisfied with the documents produced, the applicant is required to pay the relevant fee to the Cashier to effect renewal of licence (see below table), where he/ she is issued with a new Motor Vehicle Road Service Licence.

Procedure for Renewal of Licence of a Hire Car in Corporate Yellow and Minibus in ‘G’ series

The taxpayer is advised to take the vehicle for a physical examination to ensure that the vehicle still meets the criteria under which the exemption was granted.

For Hire car a detailed examination is conducted to ensure that the color is not changed from Corporate Yellow. The Licence Revenue Officer will prepare an examination form and issue same to the taxpayer. It should be noted the licence for Hire Cars in Corporate Yellow is free.

It must be noted that for Mini bus in the ‘G’ series the vehicle must meet the following criteria:

  • The vehicle has seats fitted at the front of the vehicle for the driver and two porters only.
  • The side of the vehicle is completely sealed with metal NOT glass.
  • No seats are fitted in the rear of the vehicle.
  • The registration defines approval for three (3) passengers only. (Driver, two porters)
  • The unladen weight of the vehicle, name and address of the registered owner should be painted on the right side door of the vehicle.

The applicant is required to produce the following documents to the Cashier:

  • Certificate of Registration
  • Completed Examination Form

The cashier once satisfied with the documents presented informs the applicant of the relevant fee to be paid to effect renewal of licence (see rates attached), where he/ she is issued with a new Motor Vehicle Road Service Licence.

Further, it must be noted that the cost associated with Motor Vehicle Licence application, is dependent on the weight of the vehicle. The applicable costs are listed below:

DESCRIPTION

NEW Rates ($)

(a)   Having 2 wheels and not exceeding 200 pounds (lbs)

(b)   Having 3 wheels

(c)   Having 2 wheels and exceeding 200 pounds (lbs)

1,250

1,875

2,500

(a)   Not exceeding 2,240

(b)   Exceeding 2,240 lbs and not exceeding 3,000 lbs

(c)   Exceeding 3000lbs and not exceeding 4000lbs

(d)   Exceeding 4000lbs and not exceeding 5000lbs

(e)   Exceeding 5000lbs

2,500

3,125

5,000

7,500

12,500

(a)   Not exceeding 2,240

(b)   Exceeding 2,240 lbs and not exceeding 3,000 lbs

(c)   Exceeding 3000lbs and not exceeding 4000lbs

(d)   Yellow cabs (corporate yellow)

5,000

5,625

6,250

NO FEES

 i. Not more than 14 passengers

ii. More than 14 passengers

6,187

11,700

(aa) For each motor bus used in Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo NO FEES
i. Not more than 14 passengers

ii. More than 14 passengers

6,187

11,700

Goods Vehicles

2.     For each goods vehicle –

(a)   Not exceeding 1120lbs unladen weight

(b)   Exceeding 1120lbs but not exceeding 2240lbs unladen weight

(c)   Exceeding 2240lbs but not exceeding 4480lbs unladen weight

(d)   Exceeding 4480lbs but not exceeding 8960lbs unladen weight

(e)   Exceeding 8960lbs but not exceeding 13440lbs unladen weight

(f)    Exceeding 13440lbs unladen weight

3,125

5,625

11,250

13,750

31,250

37,500

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 which exceeds 11200lbs the licence fee shall be

 

31,250

 

37,500

35,000

3.     (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 6miles thereof but not in Georgetown or New Amsterdam

(b)   For any agricultural motor tractor used alone for the said purpos

4,500
4.     For each motor hearse

5.     For each motor vehicle used solely for the serving of equipment or machinery

6.     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 those loose tools and equipment.

7. (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

1,500

 

 

3,750

 

1,500

450

750

900

8.     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 sugar cane plantation, wood cutting grant, cattle 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 fees 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 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.

1500

The issuance of a Trade Plate Licence

Requirements for the issuance of Trade Plate Licence

The applicant produces the following documents to the Licence Revenue Officer

  • A Completed Application form.
  • A typed or computer generated letter stating the reason for request.
  • Updated Business Registration.
  • A valid form of Identification or Passport.

Procedure for the issuance of a Trade Plate Licence

  1. The application form and letter are reviewed to ensure that taxpayer is in compliant with filling of returns and payment of taxes, and an interview is conducted to determine eligibility of the applicant.
  2. If all tax obligations are fulfilled, and the applicant is deemed eligible the approve Dealers General Licence is prepared.
  3. The applicant is referred to the Cashier to effect payment.

Fee

A fee of Two hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($220,000.00) is charged per annum. For each additional Plates a fee of Twenty Thousand dollars ($20,000.00) is charged. A maximum of Four plates can be issued.