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Motor Tax for a Recovery Vehicle

A "recovery vehicle" is a vehicle, which will be used exclusively in connection with the lifting, towing and transporting of a disabled vehicle.

Vehicles used in the transportation of plant and machinery such as low loaders are not considered to be recovery vehicles and therefore must be taxed at the goods rates.

If you wish to tax a vehicle for the first time as a recovery vehicle you must have the vehicle inspected by an Authorised Officer of the Motor Taxation Department.

Recovery vehicles need to be inspected in the following circumstances

The first taxing of a vehicle as a recovery vehicle
On the renewal of taxation following a change of ownership 

In this regard you are advised to make an appointment in advance of your visit to the office by contacting us at Tel: 046 9022416.

In order to be considered for taxation as a recovery vehicle the following items needs to fitted to the vehicle

  • A winch or lifting equipment needs to be permanently fitted to the vehicle
  • The vehicle must have at least two flashing beacons in place and in working order
  • The word “Recovery Vehicle” must be inscribed on all sides of the vehicle.

You need the following for the first time taxation of a recovery vehicle, to a registered owner:

  1. Completed Application Form RF100 (If the vehicle is new you will obtain form RF100 from your garage or if the vehicle is imported you will obtain it from the National Car Testing Service – www.ncts.ie ) or Form RF100A – (available at www.motortax.ie) if it is your first time taxing the vehicle upon a change of ownership to your name.
  2. Vehicle Insurance Details – Your Certificate of Insurance must state that the vehicle concerned is covered for use as a Recovery Vehicle
  3. Weight Docket & Weigh Masters Certificate from an Authorised Weighbridge
    Please note that in relation to an articulated vehicle i.e. the vehicle and trailer is regarded as a single vehicle and motor tax is payable on the basis of the unladen weight of the tractor unit plus the unladen weight of the heaviest trailer which may be used at any time during the period of the vehicle licence. Please note that the Weight Docket & Weigh Masters Certificate must be in date, i.e. dated within 3 months of the receipt of a valid motor taxation application.

    Please also note that the Licencing Authority may require a weight docket on the change of ownership of a rigid truck in its absolute discretion.

  4. The vehicle must have a current Certificate of Road Worthiness where it is one year old or more from the date it was first registered. This will automatically show on the National Vehicle & Driver File if tested since October 2013.
  5. Appropriate Fee – rates available at www.motortax.ie
  6. Recovery Vehicle Declaration Form – available upon request

You need the following to renew motor taxation on a recovery vehicle currently registered to you:-

  1. Completed application form, i.e. Reminder RF100B or Tax Renewal Form RF100A – available at www.motortax.ie
  2. Appropriate Fee – rates available at www.motortax.ie
  3. Vehicle Insurance details

The vehicle must have a current Certificate of Roadworthiness where it is one year old or more from the date it was first registered. This will automatically show on National Vehicle & Driver File if tested since October 2013.

 
 
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