The law requires your car to be licensed every year. It's your duty as the owner of the car, to make sure that the licence is renewed before it expires.
If the licence isn't renewed you are liable to pay late licensing penalties and arrears. There's a grace period of 21 days after the expiry date of the car's licence to renew the licence without incurring penalties and arrears.
You can present your Assessment for Renewal of Motor Vehicle Licence (MVL2).
Please note: Motor Vehicle Renewal Notices (MVL's) will no longer be posted. You will receive it via SMS or email or you can download it from the RTMC website. View the new guidelines.
The renewal notice is sent only once to the address registered on the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS) database .
You can also renew your licence without having a renewal notice. To license your vehicle, you need to submit:
You can also renew your licence by post. Contact the appropriate registering authority for more information.
The licence disc will be posted to the address on the NaTIS database.
If someone else renews your licence on your behalf, you need to make sure that they have:
Online Vehicle Licencing
Note: This online payment facility is for vehicle licences only and should not be used for the payment of rates, traffic fines and other municipal accounts.
Tel: 0860 212 414
These facility categories:
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- Form OLF: Application for the Writing off of Arrear Motor Vehicle Registration Fees and/or Arrear Licence Fees & Penalties (Forms) (File type: pdf; size: 1.39 MB)