In order to change your address or your surname on our records, you will need to complete the Change of Address or Change of Surname Section on the reverse of your Registration Certificate for the vehicle and submit either to this office (if you are taxing the vehicle) or directly to the Department of Transport. The records will be updated and a new Registration Certificate will be issued to you from the Department of Transport.
Note: For Change of Address / Surname for vehicle with the old-style brown Registration Book (log book), you will need to complete the RF111 Change of Particulars Form.
Change in Colour of the Vehicle
Change in Engine Size or Type
Change in Tax Class
Change in Body Type
In order to register any of the above changes in your vehicle, you will need to complete the RF111 Change of Particulars Form and submit to the Motor Tax Office along with the Registration Certificate for the vehicle, as well as the other documentation required for the change in question. See below for further information.
If the colour of your vehicle has changed, you will need to complete the RF111 Change of Particulars Form and submit to the Motor Tax Office, along with the Registration Certificate for the vehicle. This change can be recorded at the time of taxing or even if the vehicle does not need to be taxed.
Note: If the vehicle is already taxed, you will also need to submit the current Tax Disc for the vheicle to enable us to issue a new disc with the colour.
The details of the replacement engine will need to be certified by a garage in Section 5 of RF111 Change of Particulars Form. The remainder of the RF111 Change of Particulars Form will need to be completed by the registered owner of the vehicle and submitted to the Motor Tax Office, along with the Registration Certificate for the vehicle and the relevant fee.
If you are changing the tax class of your vehicle, e.g. from Private to Goods, or Goods to Private etc., you will need to complete the RF111 Change of Particulars Form and submit to the Motor Tax Office, along with the Registration Certificate for the vehicle, along with all other relevant documentation in relation to the new Tax Class. This information is available in the Tax Information Section of this website.
If you are unsure of the tax class which now applies to your vehicle, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.
In order to tax a vehicle at the Goods rate, the vehicle can only be used as a goods carrying vehicle in the course of a business/trade and cannot be used at any time for social, domestic or pleasure purposes.
• When changing the tax class of a commercial vehicle to Goods (Commercial), the registered owner must submit a valid weight docket from an Authorised Weighbridge issued within the past 3 working days.
• Commercial vehicles under 1524 kg must complete RF111A Goods Only RF111A at a Garda station (form available from Motor Tax Office or at a Garda Station) and submit with one of the following as supporting documentation:
Any Goods vehicle over one year old will also need a valid DOE Pass Statement in order to tax the vehicle.
Examples: Change in Seating Capacity (either removal or addition of seats), Change in Body Type (such as converting a vehicle into a Van / Commercial Vehicle)
In the case where such adaptions / changes have been made to the vehicle, the registered owner of the vehicle will need to contact the Vehicle Conversion Section of the Revenue Commissioners in Rosslare - Telephone: 053 - 9161200. Any such conversions made to any vehicle must first be cleared for VRT implications by the Revenue Commissioners before the Motor Tax Office can proceed to tax the vehicle for the registered owner. See below for further information.
Note: This process also applies when such body type details of the vehicle are incorrect on the Regsitration Certificate.
After receiving clarification of the vehicle conversion from the Revenue Commissioners in Rosslare, the registered owner of the vehicle will then need to complete the RF111 Change of Particulars Form and submit it to the Motor Tax Office, along with the Registration Certificate for the vehicle and other relevant documentation for the tax class in question. The vehicle may also need to be inspected by an Officer of the Motor Tax Office.
Note: For changes in Body Type to Open Lorry Only, Open Lorry with Container and Recovery Vehicles, these vehicles will also need to be inspected by Kerry Motor Tax office prior to taxation.
Note: For vehicle conversions i.e. "the modification of the vehicle in such a manner that it no longer retains all of the characteristics of the vehicle category under which it is certified for type approval purposes", the Revenue Commissioners require a Vehicle Owner Declaration of Conversation (form VRTCONV) to be submitted together with a Suitably Qualified Individual Declaration of Conversion (VRTCONVSQI) in the following circumstances:
A person wishing to obtain motor tax for a previously registered vehicle where one or more of the above circumstances apply must first comply with the Revenue VRT procedures in relation to conversions. Forms VRTCONV and VRTCONVSQI should be submitted to the Revenue Commissioners, Central Vehicle Office, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford where the conversion will be assessed.
Post assessment, the Central Vehicle Office will return a copy of the VRTCONV form stamped to indicate it has been assessed. This form must accompany the tax application for the converted vehicle.