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Vehicle licences

Vehicle Duty is charged for the issue of a vehicle licence to enable a motor vehicle or large draw-bar trailer that is kept in the Island to be used on public roads. This charge is sometimes known as 'Vehicle Tax' or 'Vehicle Licence Fee' (fees can be found on page 3 of Form VL1).

Renewal of vehicle tax

A renewal notice to pay vehicle tax is usually sent out approximately a month before renewal. If you have changed address and not notified us or other changes have been made then you may not receive it. It is your responsibility to note when your vehicle tax expires and to renew it if the vehicle is to be used or kept on a public road. If you are eligible then the renewal will show an online code where you can make payment online through Online Services.

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Payment methods

  • Please make cheques payable to 'Isle of Man Post Office'.
  • All postal applications must be accompanied by a cheque or postal order and not cash.
  • Payment at the counters may be paid by cheque, cash, debit cards or postal orders.

Dishonoured cheques

If a cheque for a licence is dishonoured, the licence will be void from the date of issue and the vehicle will become unlicensed.

Vehicles requiring Certificates From Tromode Test Centre

  • Hire and drive vehicles over 3 years old.
  • Taxis.
  • Buses or minibuses over 6 months old (category D and D1 whether or not they are used to carry passengers for hire or reward). If the vehicle is to be used for carrying passengers for hire or reward a certificate of initial fitness is also required.
  • Vehicles previously licensed in the Isle of Man which have not had a licence in force in the last 2 years.
  • Vehicles that have been scrapped, written-off or seriously damaged and taken out of use but have been subsequently repaired
  • A goods vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight of 3,500kg.

Welfare vehicles

To qualify for this rate, form VL4 must be completed and signed.

Insurance certificate

A valid insurance certificate is required.

Vehicle Licensing

Vehicle Test Centre

Ballafletcher Road




Telephone:+44 1624 686843

Email:Send Email

Counter opening times:
Monday to Friday - 9am to 4.30pm

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