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Chapter 13:14

Vehicle Registration And Licensing Act

Acts 23/1970, 42/1971 (s. 5), 13/1972 (s. 17), 21/1973 (s. 61), 39/1973 (s. 36), 25/1974, 42/1976 (s. 24), 48/1976 (s. 82), 37/1977 (s. 19), 41/1978 (s. 25), 20/1982 (s. 19), 12/1986 (s. 16), 8/1988 (s. 164), 18 /2000 (s. 60), 6/2001 (s. 69), 22.2001 (s. 4); R.G.N. 903/1972; S.I. 167/1994, 211/1994.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title.

2A. Application of the Act to the State and local authorities. PART II

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Appointment and duties of Registrar of Vehicles.
  2. Designation and duties of registering officers.
  3. Assignment of registration marks and numbers. PART III

REGISTRATION OFVEHICLES

Registration of Vehicles and Vehicle Particulars

  1. Vehicles to be used on roads to be registered.
  2. Exemption of certain vehicles from registration.
  3. Application for registration.
  4. Allocation of registration mark and number and issue of registration book.
  5. Display of registration mark and number.
  6. Application for cancellation of registration.
  7. Power of Registrar to cancel registration.
  8. Owner to notify disposal of registered vehicle.
  9. New owner to register change of ownership.
  10. Information to be supplied to Registrar.
  11. Owner to register change of address.
  12. Owner to register change of particulars.

Temporary Identification of Vehicles

  1. Temporary identification of vehicles.
  2. Issue of temporary identification card.
  3. Display of temporary identification card and use of vehicle.
  4. Vehicle bearing temporary identification card deemed to be registered and licensed.

PART IV

LICENSING OF VEHICLES Licensing and Exemptions

  1. Vehicles to be licensed.
  2. Duration of licence or exemption certificate.
  3. Application for licence or exemption certificate.
  4. Issue of licence or exemption certificate.
  5. Refusal of licence or exemption certificate where fees still owed.

Temporary Licensing and Change of Character of Registered Vehicles

  1. Temporary licenses.
  2. Issue of temporary licence.
  3. Display of licence or temporary licence.
  4. Change of character of vehicle.

Fees

  1. Imposition of fees.
  2. Minister may undertake collection of fees on behalf of local authority.
  3. Validity of licences.
  4. Licences to continue to be valid after incorporation of local authority area.
  5. Imposition of surcharge.
  6. Fixed penalty for late payment of fees.
  7. Licence invalidated if fee paid by cheque which is dishonoured.
  8. Cases where no fee chargeable.
  9. Refund of fees.

PART V

VISITORS AND IMMIGRANTS

  1. Exemption of certain visitors from liability to register and license vehicles.
  2. Registration of vehicles by immigrants.

PART VI

GARAGELICENCES 42. Garage licences.

PART VII

OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

  1. [Repealed].
  2. Forgery of licence, registration book, mark or number.
  3. [Repealed].

PART VIII

SUPPLEMENTARY AND MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Power to demand documents.
  2. Furnishing evidence as to mass of motor vehicle.
  3. Furnishing evidence as to engine capacity of motor.
  4. Records to be accepted as evidence.
  5. [Repealed].
  6. Duplicate documents.
  7. Designation of parking supervisor as authorized officer.
  8. Administrative fee for collection of fees.
  9. [Repealed]

SCHEDULE : [Repealed]

AN ACT to provide for the registration and licensing of vehicles; to provide for the levying of fees in respect of such registration and licensing for the benefit of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and certain local authorities; and to provide for matters incidental to the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 1st September, 1970.]

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