The Motor Taxation office is located at Rathass, Tralee adjacent to Kerry County Council headquarters, Aras an Chontae. The Motor Tax Office’s principal responsibility is the taxation of vehicles and the issuing of driving licences.
Opening Hours are 9.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday, including lunch-time.
An Express Post Service is available in the Foyer of the Motor Tax Office from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Applications placed in this post box receive priority.
An on-line motor tax facility is available in the Motor Tax public waiting area if customers do not wish to queue. Discs usually issue from Shannon within 3 working days.
For application forms not available on this website please contact us by phone or by e-mail and one will be sent to you by post. Motor Tax application forms are also available in the branch libraries in the County and in Garda Stations.
Motor Tax Services at Killarney Town Hall
Only Motor Tax applications with 6 digit PIN ( found on the RF100B Motor Tax renewal form) will be receipted in the Killarney Town Hall from the 1st of December 2009. All other Motor Tax applications and Driver licence applications should be sent to the Tralee office for processing. Discs and Licences usually issue within 3 working days.
Opening Hours are 9.00 am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday, including lunch-time. Telephone 064/6631023
On-line Motor Tax Service
Online renewal of motor tax can be carried out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.motortax.ie.
Changes to Driving Licence and Learner Permit Application Forms
Due to recent changes in driving licence regulations, driving licence application forms D401 and learner permit application forms D201 have been revised. New versions of these forms are available to download at: www.rsa.ie or can be acquired at Kerry Motor Tax Office.
We have been advised by the RSA that older versions of application forms can be accepted by our office up to 18th January 2013.
New driving licence to be phased in from January 2013
From January 2013, anyone who applies for their first learner permit or is renewing their driving licence will receive a modern, plastic, credit-card sized version. The new licence will be in a format that is standardised and recognisable throughout the EU and is one of the changes being introduced in Ireland as part of a new EU Directive.
Although the Directive officially takes effect on 19 January 2013, all driving licence applications submitted from the 12 January 2013 will receive the new plastic card licence. Applications for a licence or learner permit will continue to be made at the local Motor Tax Office but the facility to provide over-the-counter licences will no longer be available after this date. This is because the new format licence will be produced in a specialist facility, because of the card’s high-level security features, and posted out to the applicant.
In addition to the introduction of the new licence, licence delivery will also be centralised when the Road Safety Authority (RSA) becomes the national licensing authority in January. Motor Tax Offices will continue to deliver the service until September 2013; after that, licences will be delivered by the RSA under the banner of the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS).
The new plastic card licence will only be available to those who:
As all old paper licences are valid for a maximum of 10 years, they will be replaced on a phased basis as they expire, meaning that by 2023, everyone in Ireland should have a new plastic card licence. All other licences will remain valid until their expiry date.
The switchover from the production of a paper licence to the production of a plastic card licence will take place between 12 and 19 January 2013. Therefore, there will be no facility to issue any licences during that week. If your current licence is due to expire during that week, you must submit your renewal application to your local Motor Taxation Office at the earliest opportunity.
Licenses issued from the 19th January will also be subject to changes to licensing rules as part of the EU Directive, the most significant of which is that licences for trucks and buses will now last for five years instead of the current ten years. There are also changes to motorcycle licensing categories.
For more information and the new licence, the changes to some driver licensing rules and NDLS, visit www.ndls.iewhere you can download an information leaflet on the changes.