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Renew your road tax


Road Tax is due in January or June each year and is charged based on the vehicle’s engine size, unladen weight and whether it uses petrol or diesel.

How to renew your Road Tax (Circulation License).

The most effective and quickest way to renew your Road Tax is online. Below we provide the link to the website you can do this, the, where you will be required to log on or register with your e-mail and a password.

In order to register or log in successfully the following will be required:

  1. Registration Document (Log Book).

  2. Credit card.

The owners' reference number is the last three digits of your ID, Alien Card or Passport number. This is the one shown on owner section of the logbook for that vehicle under I.C. No. or [C.9] on the newer Greek language log books.

Insurance certificate may be required if cover commenced recently and has not yet been entered onto the database.

Click here to open a separate window of the site below.

You cannot renew your circulation licence

If your vehicle requires, but does not have, a current DoRT Vehicle Inspection Certificate (MOT), this information is logged on the DoRT database. If the MOT expires during the currency of the circulation licence, and is not renewed, the circulation licence becomes invalid and you are likely to be prosecuted for both offences.

Prosecution for driving without circulation licence.

You may renew your road tax, usually from the end of the first week in January until the end of the second week in February without penalty. After that time the police will prosecute. After the grace period a fine of €30 + 10% of the rate of tax for the vehicle will be levied on renewal. If the tax is not renewed for a full year, further penalties apply.

If your vehicle is going to be off the road.

If you are not going to use your car, going to the UK on an extended stay for example, you can obtain a rebate of some of the road tax unused during your absence or delay having to renew your road tax.

What you should do before you go away?

Or as soon as the vehicle is off the road, fill in a form TOM 12 and take it to the Department of Transport Offices or Citizen Service Centers.

In due course a rebate cheque will be sent to you.

You will have to nominate a place, off the road, where it will be kept during your absence so that it can be inspected. The notification cannot be backdated and is similar to the Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) in the UK.

Rates of Road Tax on vehicles registered prior to 1st January 2014.

The general rates shown below apply to cars and small car derived vans and run for 12 months from January to December.

There is also an option to pay for half a year at proportionately slightly increased rates.

To work out the rate for your vehicle, multiply the engine size of the vehicle (cc) by the € rate in the engine category into which it falls.

Tax rates for vehicles registered prior to 2014

Engine Capacity (cc) Up to 1450 1451 – 1650 1651 – 2050 2051 – 2250 2251 – 2650 2651 and more
€ per cc €0.04272 €0.05980 €0.11960 €0.14523 €0.19649 €0.19649
Cost will be in the range            
Private Car €10 - 62 €87 - 99 €198 - 246 €297 - 326 €443 - 521 €521 +
Van €10 - 62 €87 - 99 €198 - 246 €297 - 299 €299 €299
Double Cab (Prior to 2014 only) €10 - 27 €39 - 44 €89 - 111 €133 - 147 €198 - 234 €234 - 299

Motorcycles between 1 and 1450 cc are charged €0.04272 per cc and will be in the range €10 - €62.

For 2014 the fee is calculated at 2013 rates shown above PLUS a special fee.

For vehicles, including motorcycles, the special fee is

€12 for engine size up to 2050cc with CO2 emissions which are up to and including 100g/km,

€22 for vehicles with greater emissions and engine displacements up to 2050 cc,

€32 for vehicles with engine displacements more than 2050 cc.

Pick-up trucks and larger vans.

Vehicles designed to carry goods with a gross weight of less than 3501, that is pick-up trucks and larger vans, the way the tax is calculated has changed. It is now calculated at .05 cents per cc up to 1650cc and .10 cents for 1651cc and above plus the appropriate special fee in each case. A cap of €299 has been reinstated. Those that have paid over that sum will be refunded the difference.

Vehicles first registered from 1st** of January 2014 will be charged road tax based on CO2 emissions.**

The new road tax will be charged as at the following rates:

(a) vehicles emitting 120g/km - €0.5 per gram,

(b) vehicles emitting from 121g/km to 150g/km - €3 per gram,

© vehicles emitting from 151g/km to 180g/km - €3 per gram,

(d) vehicles emitting over 180g/km - €8 per gram.

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