Vehicle Licences


The law requires your vehicle to be licensed annually. It is your duty as the vehicle's owner, to ensure that the licence is renewed before it expires.

If the licence is not renewed you are liable to pay late licensing penalties and arrears. There is a grace period of 21 days after the expiry date of the vehicle's licence in which to renew the licence without incurring penalties and arrears.


You can renew your licence at a motor vehicle registration authority. To license your vehicle, you need to submit:

Note: Motorists must verify all personal and address particulars with any motor vehicle or driving licence transaction.  These documents can be used as proof.

Alternatively, you can present your licence renewal notice (form MVL2). These notices are posted monthly to all motor vehicle owners, six weeks before the licence expiry date. The renewal notice is sent only once to the address registered on eNaTIS, the electronic National Traffic Information System database. Vehicle owners can confirm their address details at a traffic department. You can renew your licence without having a renewal notice.

You can also renew your licence by post. Contact the appropriate motor vehicle registration authority for more information.

The licence disc will be posted to the address on the eNaTIS database.

If someone else renews your licence on your behalf, you need to ensure that they have:

  • A letter authorising them to renew your licence.
  • A certified copy of your ID and their own ID.
  • The licence disc or the vehicle's registration papers.
  • The appropriate fees.

Contact Details

Tel: 0860 212 414
SMS: 31022
Please Call Me: 079 769 1207
Fax: 021 483 7216

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Government Body: (Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)

The licensing fee depends on the category, description and tare of the vehicle. 

See a detailed breakdown of all licence fees.

The new fees were published in the Provincial Gazette on 23 January 2017.

The content on this page was last updated on 18 August 2017