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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Motor Tax Procedures

Trade Plate Licences

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 and become obsolete on the last day of each year.

Change of Engine

To make an application to record a change of Engine you need:

Conversion of Vehicles

A vehicle conversion is a modification to the registered details of a vehicle


"The established goal of Motor Taxation in Tipperary County Council is to be a dynamic, flexible and quality driven Department committed to achieving excellent customer service while operating a safe supported working environment."
The Motor Tax Office's principal responsibility is the processing of motor taxation applications. The Office also processes the following :-

List of Weighbridges

Name Address Contact No’s Opening Hrs Max Capacity
Liffey Mills

List of Authorised Testers



Phone No:


Moyle’s Garage

Procedures for Declaring a Vehicle Off the Road

From the 1st October 2013 if a vehicle is not going to be in use in a public place, a declaration (Form RF150) must be made to your local motor tax office or at www.motortax.ie during the month that the current tax is expiring. You can take the vehicle off the road for a minimum of 3 months - maximum of 12 months.

Replacement Documents

If you have misplaced any of the following documents, Form RF134 (available at Motor Taxation Office or can be downloaded at www.motortax.ie) must be completed and witnessed by a member of the Garda Siochana at your local Garda Station.

Change of Ownership

Vehicles registered since 01/01/1993:

Taxis & Hackneys,Limousines, Large Public Service vehicles, Youth & Community Buses, School Buses

The application forms as itemised under Private Vehicles and Goods Vehicles are also the forms to be used for taxing these categories of vehicles.

The following additional documentation is required:-

Current Small Public Service Vehicle Licence issued by the National Transport Authority. .

Heavy Goods/Commercial Vehicles

Heavy goods vehicles are vehicles exceeding 3500kg Design Gross Vehicle Weight.
For first taxation of a heavy goods vehicle in your name you need :

Light Goods/Commercial Vehicles

Light goods vehicles are vehicles not exceeding 3,500 kg Design Gross Vehicle Weight.

Taxation of private vehicles

For first taxing of a new or imported vehicle you need :

  • Application Form RF100 (From Garage if new, or NCT if imported)
  • Appropriate Fee. Motor Tax Rates
  • Insurance Details

To renew motor taxation when there is no break in tax you need :

Trailer Licences

Trailer licences refer to Trailers with a Gross Vehicle Design Weight in excess of 3,500kg. There is a legal requirement to license trailers annually at the Motor Tax Office, though there is no fee for the annual renewal of a licence. The Forms required for registration and taxing are:

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