Motor Tax Office

 

As of the 3rd August 2021, Monaghan Motor Tax public counter is open to customers from 9.30 am to 1pm. Business is still being carried out as usual online, through the post and by way of the post box.

Pay through Motor Tax online – at www.motortax.ie NB Renewal of taxes use the last 6 digits of your VRC (Vehicle registration cert number) as your Pin no. If never previously taxed (licensed) then it’s the last 6 digits/characters of the VIN number or chassis number.

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First time taxing of Goods Vehicles, Trailers etc cannot be processed online and are processed in the Monaghan Motor Tax, Market Street, Monaghan

Contact us at – motortax@monaghancoco.ie or 047 81175

Department of Transport information: https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/1ba443-motor-taxvehicle-registration/

 

Please see link for 2021Tax Rates: 2021 Tax Rates

Motor Tax Update from Department of Transport: 23 April 2020

There have been no changes to motor tax procedures since the first lockdown. In particular, procedures in place such as those relating to Refunds of motor tax and declarations of non-use of a motor vehicle remain.

 

Refunds of Motor Tax

The position with regard to refunds of motor tax is set out below:

 

The legislation which sets out the circumstances for refunds of motor tax provides for a refund of motor tax in certain limited circumstances, where:

•the vehicle has been scrapped or destroyed,

•the vehicle has been permanently exported,

•the vehicle has been stolen and has not been recovered by the owner,

•a vehicle in respect of which a tax disc has been taken out has not been used in a public place at any time since the issue of the disc,

•the owner of the vehicle has ceased, because of illness, injury or other physical disability, to use the vehicle,

•the owner of the vehicle has ceased, because of absence from the state for business or educational purposes, to use the vehicle,

•the owner of the vehicle has ceased, because of service overseas with the Defence Forces, to use the vehicle.

 

In order to obtain a refund, there must also be a minimum of three months remaining on a disc at the time of surrender of the disc to the licensing authority.

There are no plans currently to amend the legislation to extend the grounds for the granting of a refund.

 

Non-Use of motor vehicles

There is a facility to declare a vehicle off road in certain situations. The Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act 2013, as amended, provides for a system of declaring vehicles off the road in advance – for motor tax purposes. The declaration must be made in

  1. the last month of an existing motor tax disc or renewed in the last month of a previously made declaration of non-use.
  2. The declaration can be made within 21 days of purchase of a vehicle, using the following declaration:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/4df54e-declaration-of-non-use-of-a-vehicle/

The declaration can be made for any number of calendar months between 3 and 12 months i.e. it cannot be made for a period of 1 or 2 months. If a vehicle is subsequently required to be put back on the road, the declaration can be broken at any time simply by taxing the vehicle

 

Follow on from Closure of Test Centres –

Statement from Minister Ross, then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to the Vehicle Testing, Driver Licensing, and Related Services

Published: 20 April 2020
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, announced details of the legislative steps he has taken in support of the necessary closure of a range of Road Safety Authority services as result of the ongoing COVID 19 situation.

Under the new measures, the following have come into effect in relation to vehicle testing–

  • NCT –vehicles with a test that was or will be due on or after 28 March 2020 have that test date extended by 4 months
  • Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Tests (CVRT) – vehicles with a test that was or will be due on or after 28 March have that test date extended by 3 months

In addition, and in line with the arrangements previously in place for NCT certificates in relation to private cars, it will no longer be necessary to have a current Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW) in order to tax a commercial vehicle. You are now able to renew your motor tax for a commercial vehicle from 21st April 2020, without need of a CRW.

When he announced the suspension of a number of RSA services on 28 March, he asked the officials and the RSA to work on measures to extend the validity of certain documents which people would not be able to renew during the suspension period. A number a number of regulations were signed to this effect,  Insurance Ireland have said that their members will treat licences and NCTs covered by these measures as valid for the extended period’

‘Although driver licensing and vehicle testing services are suspended, motor tax renewals (whether for commercial vehicles or privately-owned cars) can, in most instances, be transacted online at www.motortax.ie. Motor tax offices are also continuing to process postal applications.’

Licence and NCT documents will continue to be recognised with the extended period of validity.

If you do have to travel, please remember to drive safely and observe the rules of the road.

The following steps in relation to driver licensing –

  • Driving licenses due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 inclusive have had their date of expiry extended by 4 months
  • Learner Permits due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 inclusive have had their date of expiry extended by 4 months
  • Driver Theory Test certificates due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 inclusive have had that date extended by 4 months
  • Certificates of Competency – issued when people pass a driving test and required when applying for a first full driving licence – due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 inclusive have had that date extended by 4 months
  • Initial Basic Training certificates for motorcycle learners due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 inclusive have had that date extended by 4 months