Which City MVR
licensing office is the right one for me?
If you live within the City's boundaries,
you may register and licence your vehicle at any of our
MVR offices. To check whether you do (or don't!),
please consult our map. If you reside outside of these
boundaries, please approach the relevant municipality for
your vehicle licensing and registration
What is 'acceptable
'Acceptable identification' is
any one of the following:
How do I tell if my vehicle licence is due for
RSA Identity document (Identification Act 68 of
Temporary Identity document (only if
Traffic Register Number certificate
RSA driving licence card (only if valid)
RSA passport (only if valid)
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) posts
renewal notices approximately six weeks before your vehicle
licence is due for renewal. However, the onus is still on
you, as the owner of the vehicle, to check and ensure that
your licence renewal is due as we cannot guarantee the
delivery of the renewal notice.
Failure to renew a vehicle licence results in serious
penalties: as by law, unlicensed vehicles may not be used
on public roads.
My address has changed. How do I notify the
You need to complete a Notification of Change of Address or
Particulars of Person or Organisation (NCP) form
in full and submit it, along with the
the registered owner or proxy/representative in the case
of a body of persons to a
City MVR office.
What do I do when my financed vehicle has
been paid in full?
Financed vehicles are registered with the financial
institution as titleholder and their client as the
owner. As only the registered titleholder is
allowed to sell or dispose of a financed vehicle,
you are therefore required to re-register
yourself as the titleholder and owner once your vehicle
has been paid for in full. You will need the following to
A fee is charged for vehicle re-registration (details
obtainable from your nearest City MVR office
Change of ownership: selling a vehicle
When you sell your vehicle, ensure that you are the
registered titleholder by checking your original
certificate of registration. You also need to
check that your vehicle licence is valid at
the time of sale (by checking your disc, which should be
on your windscreen). Once you have done so,
ensure that you record the identity number
of the buyer directly from their acceptable
identification. You will then need to bring
Notification of Change
of Ownership/Sale of Motor Vehicle
(NCO) form in
person to your nearest MVR office. Ensure that you submit this in
full and in person as the vehicle
remains your responsibility until you notify one of our
MVR offices of the sale.
Scrapping your vehicle is
not a means to notify the City of the change of ownership
or sale of your vehicle.
How do I inform the City if I change the
colour of my vehicle?
If the colour of your vehicle differs from the
colour recorded on eNaTIS, please inform your nearest City MVR office by completing and
signing a Change of Particulars of/Notice
in respect of Motor Vehicle (CNV)
What is a Request for Police Clearance (RPC)
Your vehicle may need to go for a police clearance
for any of the following reasons:
An RPC form is printed from eNaTIS by a City MVR office and is required by the
police clearance centre to verify the vehicle’s
record. To obtain one, you will need the
vehicle’s particulars (its licence number or
VIN/chassis number or register number, all of which are
obtainable from its certificate of registration) and
acceptable identification. You
will also need to state why the vehicle needs police
clearance. Once you have a RPC form, take it and
the vehicle to the police clearance centre with your
South African identity document.
I have been advised to keep my certificate of
registration in a safe place. Why?
its engine has been replaced
- you have been referred by a vehicle testing station
- the engine differs to what is on record
- the vehicle has been reported as stolen, or it has a
duplicate chassis/engine number
- Your certificate of registration serves as proof of
ownership for your vehicle
- Your vehicle’s particulars such as the
VIN/chassis, engine and register numbers can be found on
the certificate of registration
- If your vehicle is financed by a financial
institution, the original certificate of registration
will be kept by the financial institution until the
account has been settled
- When selling your vehicle, you must supply the buyer
with the original certificate of registration identifying
you as the titleholder and owner of the vehicle
How do I apply for a duplicate certificate
The entity registered as the titleholder of a vehicle on
eNaTIS must apply for a
duplicate certificate of registration in person.
Requirements for a natural person:
Requirements for a body of persons:
A fee is charged for a duplicate certificate of
registration (details obtainable from your nearest
City MRV office).
When should I de-register my
Only the registered titleholder on eNaTIS has the right to
de-register a vehicle. You should
de-register your vehicle as stolen if it has been stolen
and not recovered or if you have been advised to do so by
your insurance company.
You should de-register your vehicle as unfit for
use on a public road if you no longer intend to continue
using it because it is in a poor condition or are advised
to do so by your insurance company.
A fully completed and signed Application for Deregistration of
Motor Vehicle (ADV) form
The original certificate of registration
Acceptable identification of the
titleholder (or proxy/representative if the titleholder
is a body of persons)
A letter of permission giving the bearer
authority to de-register the vehicle (with the
reason for de-registration) on the titleholder’s
behalf (if the transaction is not made by the
titleholder in person)
Acceptable identification of
The SAPS case number (for de-registration as
Please note that
scrapping pertains to the condition of your vehicle and
is therefore not an acceptable means of notifying the
City that its ownership has changed, or that it has been
What is a special permit?
A special permit allows you to use an unlicensed
vehicle on a public road for a pre-defined purpose e.g.
taking your vehicle for a roadworthy test, police
clearance, to and from a place of repair and suchlike. It
is valid for three days from the date of issue.
Strictly no passengers are allowed in a vehicle
driving with a special permit.
The requirements to apply for a three day special
Only three special permits per entity (a person or
body of persons) per vehicle are permitted at any one
time. Special permits require the payment of
a fee (contact your nearest City MVR office for details).
How do I apply for a personalised/discreet
Applications for personalised number plates (e.g.
JOHN-WP) or discreet number plates (e.g. CA123) must be
made at the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape
They can be contacted on 0860 212 414.
How do I change my
address on eNaTIS?
Notification of Change of Address or
Particulars of Person or Organisation (NCP)
form must be completed in full and submitted with the
acceptable identification of the
registered owner or proxy/representative in the case of a
body of persons to your nearest City MVR office.
How do I apply for a traffic register
What documents do I need to introduce a company
Individuals (natural persons) must submit the following
documents to their nearest City MVR office
A body of persons requires the following