Number plate manufacturer registrations


In terms of the National Road Traffic Act, anyone manufacturing or selling licence plates must be registered.

You apply to be a registered licence plate manufacturer by completing form MNP and submitting it to the Department of Transport and Public Works' Transport Administration and Licensing directorate.

The application must be accompanied by:

  • Acceptable identification of the applicant (certified copy of ID or copy of business registration with the Registrar of Companies) and that of its proxy and/or representative.
  • A copy of the certification mark permit issued by the SABS to the applicant (if available).
  • The appropriate fees.

The application can be sent to:

Transport Administration and Licensing
Department of Transport and Public Works
PO Box 2603
Cape Town

Payment can be made electronically or you can include a cheque with your application.

Cheques should be made payable to the Department of Transport and Public Works and posted to the Transport Administration and Licensing directorate.

Electronic payments should be made to:

Absa Bank
Account Number: 405 462 4579
Branch Code: 632 005
Reference: 20 / Name of Applicant

Proof of payment can be faxed to the Transport Administration and Licensing directorate at 021 483 2357 and included in your posted application.

For more information, please contact:

Transport Administration and Licensing Helpdesk
Tel: 021 483 2079
Twitter: @WCGovTPW


R330 Application fee.

Kindly note that this fee can be revised annually or as prescribed by the Legislator.