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Every car owner in the country needs to renew their motor vehicle license disc each year by law. In the past, AARTO (Administrative Adjudicators of Road Traffic Offences) sent out letters as reminders that your license disc needed to be renewed. This is no longer the case.

It’s up to each individual, corporation, or organisation to ensure their vehicles remain licensed and legal on South African Roads. You can ensure your car is licensed by checking the expiry date on the license disc on your windscreen. Many car owners dread the process, but it doesn’t have to be a tedious and drawn-out experience. Here’s how to renew your car license disc the easy way.

What documents will I need to renew my car license disc?

To make the process as easy and swift as possible, it’s a great idea to gather all the necessary documents and paperwork before you go to renew your license. If all your paperwork is in order, you can save a lot of time and effort. Should you not have the paperwork needed, you may be sent away without a renewed license, and you would then have to do it all over again.

Documents Needed for Organisational or Corporate Vehicle License Renewal

  • The company or organisation’s business certificate.
  • Identification documents of the proxy or representative.
  • A letter of proxy (or representation for the company or organisation).
  • The completed ALV1 form (application for licensing of motor vehicle form). You can download the form HERE.
  • The applicable motor vehicle license renewal fees (see below for more info). To save time or prevent double trips, call ahead to find out whether they accept cash only or other forms of payment.

Documents Needed for Individual Vehicle License Renewal

  • Your identification document. This is typically your green ID book or bar-coded smart card.
  • Proof of residence. This usually takes the form of a utility bill with your name and address on it. If your name does not appear on the utility bill (or similar proof of residence), you will need an affidavit from the owner of the utility bill stating that you live at the address on the utility bill. If you live in an informal settlement, a letter from your ward councillor stamped with an official stamp should suffice as proof of residence. If you are unsure about what qualifies as proof of residence, you can speak to a legal expert or contact your local vehicle licensing offices.
  • The completed ALV1 form (application for licensing of motor vehicle form). You can download the form HERE. To make it easier to fill in this form, have your previous motor vehicle licensing papers handy. A photo of your license disc will also do. This makes it easy to get information like your chassis number or VIN, for example.
  • The applicable motor vehicle license renewal fees. Fees vary in different provinces and are also based on your vehicle’s tare weight and type.

 

VEHICLE LICENSE DISC RENEWAL FEES 2019

EASTERN CAPE
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR288R186
250kg500kgR324R258
500kg750kgR330R324
750kg1,000kgR378R390
1,000kg1,250kgR474R504
1,250kg1,500kgR594R642
1,500kg1,750kgR696R756
1,750kg2,000kgR768R900
2,000kg2,250kgR1,008R1,086
2,250kg2,500kgR1,212R1,242
2,500kg2,750kgR1,368R1,446
2,750kg3,000kgR1,404R1,608
3,000kg3,250kgR1,746R3,324
3,250kg3,500kgR2,058R3,390
3,500kg3,750kgR2,304R4,110
3,750kg4,000kgR2,544R4,470
4,000kg4,250kgR2,820R4,938
4,250kg4,500kgR3,090R5,298
4,500kg4,750kgR3,324R5,748
4,750kg5,000kgR3,606R6,210
5,000kg5,250kgR5,592R6,822
5,250kg5,500kgR6,042R7,230
5,500kg5,750kgR6,558R7,764
5,750kg6,000kgR6,618R8,304
6,000kg6,250kgR7,200R8,910
6,250kg6,500kgR7,812R9,492
6,500kg6,750kgR8,604R10,068
6,750kg7,000kgR9,078R10,638
7,000kg7,250kgR10,044R11,220
7,250kg7,500kgR10,356R11,898
7,500kg8,000kgR10,992R13,110
8,000kg8,500kgR12,090R14,376
8,500kg9,000kgR13,986R16,350
9,000kg9,500kgR15,196R17,994
9,500kg10,000kgR16,284R19,692
10,000kg10,500kgR20,118R21,792
10,500kg11,000kgR22,038R23,892
11,000kg11,500kgR24,072R26,064
11,500kg12,000kgR26,076R28,248
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,322+R2,322
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR210CaravansR342
Application for motor trade plate: R96
Motor vehicle registration fee: R78

 

FREE STATE
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR300R192
250kg500kgR300R306
500kg750kgR300R306
750kg1,000kgR450R450
1,000kg1,250kgR450R450
1,250kg1,500kgR606R606
1,500kg1,750kgR606R750
1,750kg2,000kgR762R906
2,000kg2,250kgR762R918
2,250kg2,500kgR1,068R1,044
2,500kg2,750kgR1,068R1,236
2,750kg3,000kgR1,362R1,386
3,000kg3,250kgR1,464R3,300
3,250kg3,500kgR1,728R3,300
3,500kg3,750kgR2,010R3,606
3,750kg4,000kgR2,226R3,900
4,000kg4,250kgR2,418R4,500
4,250kg4,500kgR2,622R4,800
4,500kg4,750kgR2,862R4,956
4,750kg5,000kgR3,066R5,100
5,000kg5,250kgR4,644R5,280
5,250kg5,500kgR5,124R5,676
5,500kg5,750kgR5,610R6,078
5,750kg6,000kgR6,192R6,540
6,000kg6,250kgR6,666R7,008
6,250kg6,500kgR7,122R7,494
6,500kg6,750kgR7,884R7,926
6,750kg7,000kgR8,382R8,394
7,000kg7,250kgR8,826R8,856
7,250kg7,500kgR9,324R9,360
7,500kg8,000kgR10,290R10,326
8,000kg8,500kgR11,766R11,730
8,500kg9,000kgR12,798R12,900
9,000kg9,500kgR14,220R14,274
9,500kg10,000kgR15,456R15,492
10,000kg10,500kgR17,250R17,310
10,500kg11,000kgR18,738R18,810
11,000kg11,500kgR20,466R20,544
11,500kg12,000kgR22,308R22,398
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,700+R2,700
* The rate for rigid vehicles includes non-farming truck-tractors.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR180CaravansR300
SpecialR102
Application for motor trade plate: R120
Motor vehicle registration fee: R74

 

GAUTENG
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR216R216
250kg500kgR324R240
500kg750kgR360R360
750kg1,000kgR384R408
1,000kg1,250kgR432R492
1,250kg1,500kgR600R624
1,500kg1,750kgR708R744
1,750kg2,000kgR900R900
2,000kg2,250kgR1,044R1,080
2,250kg2,500kgR1,260R1,236
2,500kg2,750kgR1,416R1,452
2,750kg3,000kgR1,608R1,632
3,000kg3,250kgR1,728R3,096
3,250kg3,500kgR2,040R3,396
3,500kg3,750kgR2,364R3,780
3,750kg4,000kgR2,628R4,176
4,000kg4,250kgR2,856R4,440
4,250kg4,500kgR3,096R4,920
4,500kg4,750kgR3,372R5,280
4,750kg5,000kgR3,624R5,712
5,000kg5,250kgR5,472R6,228
5,250kg5,500kgR6,048R6,696
5,500kg5,750kgR6,624R7,176
5,750kg6,000kgR7,308R7,716
6,000kg6,250kgR7,872R8,268
6,250kg6,500kgR8,412R8,832
6,500kg6,750kgR9,312R9,348
6,750kg7,000kgR9,888R9,900
7,000kg7,250kgR10,416R10,440
7,250kg7,500kgR10,992R11,040
7,500kg8,000kgR12,132R12,192
8,000kg8,500kgR13,884R13,836
8,500kg9,000kgR15,093R15,204
9,000kg9,500kgR16,776R16,824
9,500kg10,000kgR18,228R18,276
10,000kg10,500kgR20,340R20,424
10,500kg11,000kgR22,104R22,188
11,000kg11,500kgR24,144R24,228
11,500kg12,000kgR26,316R264,240
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,172+R2,184
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR216CaravansR348
Application for motor trade plate: R120
Motor vehicle registration fee: R192

 

KWA-ZULU NATAL
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR252R252
250kg500kgR300R300
500kg750kgR372R372
750kg1,000kgR456R456
1,000kg1,250kgR516R516
1,250kg1,500kgR648R648
1,500kg1,750kgR780R780
1,750kg2,000kgR912R912
2,000kg2,250kgR1,092R1,092
2,250kg2,500kgR1,296R1,296
2,500kg2,750kgR1,506R1,506
2,750kg3,000kgR1,698R1,698
3,000kg3,250kgR1,908R3,234
3,250kg3,500kgR2,166R3,594
3,500kg3,750kgR2,442R3,954
3,750kg4,000kgR2,700R4,326
4,000kg4,250kgR2,982R4,698
4,250kg4,500kgR3,234R5,118
4,500kg4,750kgR3,492R5,544
4,750kg5,000kgR3,762R5,970
5,000kg5,250kgR5,700R6,462
5,250kg5,500kgR6,324R6,984
5,500kg5,750kgR6,906R7,464
5,750kg6,000kgR7,512R8,016
6,000kg6,250kgR8,136R8,556
6,250kg6,500kgR8,784R9,138
6,500kg6,750kgR9,462R9,696
6,750kg7,000kgR10,122R10,242
7,000kg7,250kgR10,800R10,800
7,250kg7,500kgR11,460R11,460
7,500kg8,000kgR12,606R12,606
8,000kg8,500kgR14,160R14,160
8,500kg9,000kgR15,732R15,732
9,000kg9,500kgR17,274R17,274
9,500kg10,000kgR18,924R18,924
10,000kg10,500kgR20,958R20,958
10,500kg11,000kgR23,016R23,016
11,000kg11,500kgR25,080R25,080
11,500kg12,000kgR27,180R27,180
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,442+R2,442
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR372CaravansR372
Other VehiclesR1,800
Application for motor trade plate: R135
Motor vehicle registration fee: R760

 

LIMPOPO
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR202R202
250kg500kgR242R242
500kg750kgR255R255
750kg1,000kgR323R323
1,000kg1,250kgR349R349
1,250kg1,500kgR457R457
1,500kg1,750kgR524R524
1,750kg2,000kgR645R645
2,000kg2,250kgR941R941
2,250kg2,500kgR945R945
2,500kg2,750kgR1,062R1,062
2,750kg3,000kgR1,304R1,304
3,000kg3,250kgR1,425R1,425
3,250kg3,500kgR1,613R1,613
3,500kg3,750kgR1,841R1,841
3,750kg4,000kgR2,070R2,070
4,000kg4,250kgR2,271R2,271
4,250kg4,500kgR2,500R2,500
4,500kg4,750kgR2,715R2,715
4,750kg5,000kgR2,822R2,822
5,000kg5,250kgR4,301R4,301
5,250kg5,500kgR4,798R4,798
5,500kg5,750kgR5,282R5,282
5,750kg6,000kgR5,645R5,645
6,000kg6,250kgR6,196R6,196
6,250kg6,500kgR6,680R6,680
6,500kg6,750kgR7,190R7,190
6,750kg7,000kgR7,943R7,943
7,000kg7,250kgR8,172R8,172
7,250kg7,500kgR8,696R8,696
7,500kg8,000kgR9,583R9,583
8,000kg8,500kgR10,712R10,712
8,500kg9,000kgR11,948R11,948
9,000kg9,500kgR13,171R13,171
9,500kg10,000kgR14,408R14,408
10,000kg10,500kgR15,913R15,913
10,500kg11,000kgR17,485R17,485
11,000kg11,500kgR19,018R19,018
11,500kg12,000kgR20,698R20,698
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R1,744+R1,744
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR202CaravansR309
Other VehiclesR635
Application for motor trade plate: R95
Motor vehicle registration fee: R95

 

MPUMALANGA
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR202R202
250kg500kgR242R242
500kg750kgR255R255
750kg1,000kgR323R323
1,000kg1,250kgR349R349
1,250kg1,500kgR457R457
1,500kg1,750kgR524R524
1,750kg2,000kgR645R645
2,000kg2,250kgR941R941
2,250kg2,500kgR945R945
2,500kg2,750kgR1,062R1,062
2,750kg3,000kgR1,304R1,304
3,000kg3,250kgR1,425R1,425
3,250kg3,500kgR1,613R1,613
3,500kg3,750kgR1,841R1,841
3,750kg4,000kgR2,070R2,070
4,000kg4,250kgR2,271R2,271
4,250kg4,500kgR2,500R2,500
4,500kg4,750kgR2,715R2,715
4,750kg5,000kgR2,822R2,822
5,000kg5,250kgR4,301R4,301
5,250kg5,500kgR4,798R4,798
5,500kg5,750kgR5,282R5,282
5,750kg6,000kgR5,645R5,645
6,000kg6,250kgR6,196R6,196
6,250kg6,500kgR6,680R6,680
6,500kg6,750kgR7,190R7,190
6,750kg7,000kgR7,943R7,943
7,000kg7,250kgR8,172R8,172
7,250kg7,500kgR8,696R8,696
7,500kg8,000kgR9,583R9,583
8,000kg8,500kgR10,712R10,712
8,500kg9,000kgR11,948R11,948
9,000kg9,500kgR13,171R13,171
9,500kg10,000kgR14,408R14,408
10,000kg10,500kgR15,913R15,913
10,500kg11,000kgR17,485R17,485
11,000kg11,500kgR19,018R19,018
11,500kg12,000kgR20,698R20,698
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R1,744+R1,744
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR202CaravansR309
Other VehiclesR635
Application for motor trade plate: R95
Motor vehicle registration fee: R95

 

NORTHERN CAPE
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR276R120
250kg500kgR312R156
500kg750kgR336R276
750kg1,000kgR348R336
1,000kg1,250kgR420R420
1,250kg1,500kgR540R552
1,500kg1,750kgR660R660
1,750kg2,000kgR732R768
2,000kg2,250kgR936R936
2,250kg2,500kgR1,128R1,056
2,500kg2,750kgR1,272R1,260
2,750kg3,000kgR1,320R1,404
3,000kg3,250kgR1,632R2,904
3,250kg3,500kgR1,860R3,144
3,500kg3,750kgR2,124R3,456
3,750kg4,000kgR2,328R3,696
4,000kg4,250kgR2,580R4,476
4,250kg4,500kgR2,820R4,488
4,500kg4,750kgR3,012R4,836
4,750kg5,000kgR3,288R5,232
5,000kg5,250kgR5,136R5,772
5,250kg5,500kgR5,532R6,120
5,500kg5,750kgR6,072R6,564
5,750kg6,000kgR6,600R7,008
6,000kg6,250kgR7,236R7,524
6,250kg6,500kgR7,740R8,016
6,500kg6,750kgR8,304R8,496
6,750kg7,000kgR9,204R9,000
7,000kg7,250kgR9,480R9,480
7,250kg7,500kgR10,068R10,068
7,500kg8,000kgR11,076R11,076
8,000kg8,500kgR12,444R12,444
8,500kg9,000kgR13,824R13,824
9,000kg9,500kgR15,216R15,216
9,500kg10,000kgR16,668R16,668
10,000kg10,500kgR18,420R18,420
10,500kg11,000kgR20,220R20,220
11,000kg11,500kgR22,068R22,068
11,500kg12,000kgR23,892R23,892
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,400+R2,400
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR132CaravansR144
Application for motor trade plate: R168
Motor vehicle registration fee: R132

 

NORTH WEST
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR216R180
250kg500kgR258R204
500kg750kgR258R270
750kg1,000kgR324R324
1,000kg1,250kgR396R384
1,250kg1,500kgR486R516
1,500kg1,750kgR588R588
1,750kg2,000kgR666R678
2,000kg2,250kgR666R834
2,250kg2,500kgR1,002R1,002
2,500kg2,750kgR1,128R1,140
2,750kg3,000kgR1,248R1,248
3,000kg3,250kgR1,452R2,198
3,250kg3,500kgR1,668R2,400
3,500kg3,750kgR1,914R2,882
3,750kg4,000kgR2,094R2,928
4,000kg4,250kgR2,298R3,276
4,250kg4,500kgR2,502R3,504
4,500kg4,750kgR2,736R3,782
4,750kg5,000kgR2,916R4,020
5,000kg5,250kgR4,518R4,842
5,250kg5,500kgR4,944R4,878
5,500kg5,750kgR5,382R5,562
5,750kg6,000kgR5,802R5,982
6,000kg6,250kgR6,276R6,444
6,250kg6,500kgR6,768R6,870
6,500kg6,750kgR7,296R7,344
6,750kg7,000kgR8,322R7,872
7,000kg7,250kgR8,562R8,268
7,250kg7,500kgR8,820R8,268
7,500kg8,000kgR9,654R9,618
8,000kg8,500kgR10,860R10,770
8,500kg9,000kgR12,072R11,982
9,000kg9,500kgR13,200R13,248
9,500kg10,000kgR14,484R14,430
10,000kg10,500kgR16,254R15,980
10,500kg11,000kgR17,796R17,502
11,000kg11,500kgR19,386R19,080
11,500kg12,000kgR21,030R20,700
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,070+R2,040
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to truck-tractors not used for farming.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR180CaravansR270
Application for motor trade plate: R120
Motor vehicle registration fee: R96

 

WESTERN CAPE
TARETYPE OF VEHICLE
ExceedingNot ExceedingRigid Vehicles*Trailers / Semi-trailers
0kg250kgR288R144
250kg500kgR300R180
500kg750kgR306R240
750kg1,000kgR336R300
1,000kg1,250kgR408R408
1,250kg1,500kgR558R558
1,500kg1,750kgR624R624
1,750kg2,000kgR708R708
2,000kg2,250kgR966R966
2,250kg2,500kgR1,128R1,122
2,500kg2,750kgR1,272R1,272
2,750kg3,000kgR1,284R1,284
3,000kg3,250kgR1,584R1,572
3,250kg3,500kgR1,794R1,776
3,500kg3,750kgR2,184R2,160
3,750kg4,000kgR2,364R2,346
4,000kg4,250kgR2,616R2,580
4,250kg4,500kgR2,826R2,790
4,500kg4,750kgR3,024R2,976
4,750kg5,000kgR3,240R2,766
5,000kg5,250kgR4,944R4,134
5,250kg5,500kgR5,316R5,208
5,500kg5,750kgR5,778R5,670
5,750kg6,000kgR6,240R6,126
6,000kg6,250kgR6,774R6,642
6,250kg6,500kgR7,296R7,158
6,500kg6,750kgR7,836R7,686
6,750kg7,000kgR8,580R8,418
7,000kg7,250kgR8,940R7,443
7,250kg7,500kgR9,462R9,282
7,500kg8,000kgR10,494R10,248
8,000kg8,500kgR11,922R11,646
8,500kg9,000kgR13,176R12,864
9,000kg9,500kgR14,520R14,178
9,500kg10,000kgR15,840R15,462
10,000kg10,500kgR17,974R17,466
10,500kg11,000kgR15,624R19,116
11,000kg11,500kgR21,540R20,928
11,500kg12,000kgR23,304R22,650
Above 12,000kg (for each additional 500kg or part thereof)+R2,358+R2,358
* The rate for rigid vehicles applies to all truck-tractors whether used for farming or not.
OTHER VEHICLE TYPES (irrespective of tare)
MotorcyclesR192CaravansR294
Application for motor trade plate: R220
Motor vehicle registration fee: R100

 

Where can I renew my vehicle license disc?

You can renew your vehicle license disc at your local licensing and testing centre, and you can also renew it at your local post office. Services like Q No More can help make your vehicle license renewal even easier, and if you’re in Cape Town, you can now renew your license online.

 

How long does it take to renew my license?

Your new vehicle license will be processed on the spot, and you will get your new license disc on the same day. If you’re in Cape Town and you renew your license online, your application will take 3 days to process.

 

The process doesn’t have to be complex. You can take the necessary documents and fees to one of the venues where you can renew your license and get it that same day, or if you’re in Cape Town, you can do it online. And if you have no time for queues, book the services of a “queue for you” company like Q No More.

 

Keeping your car legal on South African roads is your responsibility, and that includes renewing your vehicle license and insuring your vehicles. If you’re not sure whether your vehicle insurance cover meets the requirements in South African law, you can get Car Insurance Quotes for your vehicles HERE.

 

Sources: WC Gov; Gov; licenserenewal; hippo;

 

Prices quoted are correct at the time this article was published. The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial, legal, or medical advice.

 

 

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