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Apply to licence and register your vehicle<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​Different types of vehicle registration processes</h2></span> <p>If your registration needs fall under the following categories, please contact your nearest <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Motor%20vehicle%20registration%20centres">MVR ​centre</a> directly for assistance:</p><ul><li>Repossessed</li><li>Recovered</li><li>Deceased Estate</li><li>Abandoned/loss of Income</li><li>Traffic auction</li><li>Liquidation</li><li>Built-up</li><li>Chassis cab</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> <b></b>If you want to change the particulars of  your vehicle (chassis number, colour, etc), you will have to contact the call centre on <a> <em>0860 103 089</em></a>, and they will advise you about what you require to notify the City about the changes.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​How to register and licence a new vehicle</h2></span> <p>Registering your new vehicle for licensing is an easy process as long as you have all the right documents. </p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​You will need</b></p><ul><li>a manufacturer’s certificate with all vehicle details;</li><li>proof of purchase;</li><li>proof of address;</li><li>a copy of acceptable identification;</li><li>the registration and licence fee; and</li><li>valid roadworthy status for your vehicle (if you don't have a valid roadworthy status, the licence disc will not print).</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Get all your documents in order and make sure that they are all “appropriate” – which means can be accepted by the City. </p><p>For example, appropriate proof of address would have to come from a utility bill or any other official account documentary. Acceptable identification needs to be a South African ID or passport or driver’s licence.</p><p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Download and complete the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicle Application Form at the bottom of the page.</p><p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Gather all your documents and take to your nearest <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Motor%20vehicle%20registration%20centres">motor vehic​le registration office</a> to submit and complete your new vehicle registration.</p><p> <strong>Step 4:</strong> Once you have paid the registration and licence fee you will receive your vehicle licence disc, registration number and your registration papers. </p><p> <strong>Step 5:</strong> Store the papers in a safe place; cut out the disc and stick in on the inside of your car. If you don't display it, you could be fined. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>registering a vehicle for a minor</h4><p>To register a vehicle in a minor’s name you will need the child's birth certificate and a letter from the parents or guardians stating that they accept full legal responsibility for the vehicle they are registering in the minor’s name. </p><p> </p></div></div></span> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Register and licence a used/pre-owned vehicle</h2></span> <p>If you have purchased a used or pre-owned vehicle, then it is important to make sure that the car is registered and licensed under your name within 21 days after purchase.</p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​You will need</b></p><ul><li>a registration certificate;</li><li>proof of purchase;</li><li>copy of acceptable identification;</li><li>proof of address;</li><li>registration and licence fee; and</li><li>valid roadworthy status for your vehicle.</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Get all your documents in order, as outlined in the box above, and make sure that they are all appropriate and can be accepted by the City. </p><p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Make sure that the seller completes a Notification of Change of Ownership Form, at the bottom of this page, and submits it to confirm change of ownership or that the seller gives proof of purchase </p><p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Download and complete the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicle Application Form at the bottom of the page.</p><p> <strong>Step 4:</strong> Visit your nearest motor vehicle registration office to submit your documentation and complete your vehicle registration.</p><p> <strong>Step 5:</strong> Once you have paid the registration and licence fee you will receive your vehicle licence disc and registration papers. </p><p> <strong>Step 6:</strong> Store the papers in a safe place, cut out the disc and stick in on the inside of your car. If you don't display it, you could be fined. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>licence renewals</h4><p>Once your vehicle is licensed and registered, you will need to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Driving-and-vehicles/Vehicle-licences/Pay-your-vehicle-licence">renew your vehicle licence disc </a>annually.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2></span> <h4 class="contact">​City Call Centre</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <a> <em>0860 103 089</em></a></p><div><ul> <em>Email: </em> <p> <a href="mailto:contact.us@capetown.gov.za"> <em>contact.us@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p>You can also visit any MVR centre for more assistance.</ul></div>GP0|#c6262b03-de2e-4afb-a302-1f8b76bf2536;L0|#0c6262b03-de2e-4afb-a302-1f8b76bf2536|Driving and vehicles;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#4fafd405-ee2c-4ec8-87ee-79828064c3d1;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4You must register your vehicle with the City of Cape Town within 21 days after the change of ownership.0

 

 

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