Your motor vehicle licence needs to be renewed every year.
Although a 21-day grace period is granted, be sure to renew it as soon as possible to avoid penalties.
If you have all your ducks in a row licencing renewals at the KwaDukuza municipal office in Salt Rock is usually a painless process.
However there is a snag – there is only one staff member able to operate the system so if she is off sick or on leave, operations came to a grinding halt.
In September KwaDukuza municipality deputy director of community safety, Sthembiso Zungu, promised that this was no longer an issue as there were now two people who were able to operate the system – yet the problem has continued.
So if you want to be sure that they are open give them a call first.
What you need to take:
- Your original and a copy of your ID as the branch does not have a copy machine.
- Proof of residential address e.g. utility account. If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit.
- If you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your postal and residential address.
- You must fill in a notification of change of address or particulars of person or organisation (NCP) form.
- Motor vehicle licence renewal notice (MVL2). If you do not have the renewal notice, complete form ALV (Application for Licensing of Motor Vehicle).
- Should you need to renew a motor vehicle license on someone’s behalf, take a letter giving you permission to renew the licence, signed by the driver, as well as a certified copy of your ID as well as the driver’s.
For a vehicle registered in an organisation or company’s name, bring the following:
- Business certificate of the organisation or company
- Identity document of proxy
- Letter of proxy
- Motor vehicle licence renewal notice (MVL2). If you do not have the renewal notice, complete an ALV form, pictured below.
- Be sure to take cash with you as they do not have card or ATM facilities.
- The cost differs depending on the weight category your vehicle falls into and the province you are in. On average your most common car generally weighs between 800 kg for a small city car to 2 500 kg for a large, luxury 4×4. In KZN the total annual license fee for a car of 1 000 kilograms is R552, while a large SUV of 2 500 kg, will cost you R1 464.
- Penalty fee: You get a 21-day grace period in which to renew an expired motor vehicle licence. The grace period is calculated from the expiry date of the current licence disc, and a late renewal penalty applies after this time. The penalty fee is calculated at 1/10th of the annual licencing fee per month that the licence remains lapsed.
The application is processed on the same day.
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