Public Service Vehicles

Public Service Vehicles are vehicles that carry passengers for a fee. These vehicles qualify for a reduced rate in tax. PSV's are separated into two categories:

Small Public Service Vehicles - SPSV (Vehicles capable of carrying a maximum of eight passengers such as taxis of hackneys)

Large Public Service Vehicle - LPSV (Vehicle capable of carrying more that eight passengers such as buses)

Small Public Service Vehicles

Hackneys are not allowed to park on streets and cannot be hailed.

Taxis can operate form a rank, can be hailed or can pick up from a prearranged destination.

Documentation required for the first time taxing or renewal of motor tax for a taxi

  • Computerised reminder Motor Tax Renewal Form RF100B. This is the reminder form received from the Vehicle Registration Unit approximately 2 weeks before the tax on the vehicle expires

or

  • Form RF100A should be used in any of the following circumstances, namely :
    • For vehicles with an arrears period
    • Where the computerised reminder Form RF100B has not been received from the Vehicle Registration Unit.
  • Evidence of insurance i.e. certificate of insurance
  • SPSV licence issued by the National Transport Authority. This certificate must be valid on the day of issue of motor tax.
  • Appropriate fee

Documentation required for the first time taxing or renewal of motor tax for a hackney or limousine

  • Computerised reminder Motor Tax Renewal Form RF100B. This is the reminder form received from the Vehicle Registration Unit approximately 2 weeks before the tax on the vehicle expires

or

  • Form RF100A should be used in any of the following circumstances, namely :
    • For vehicles with an arrears period
    • Where the computerised reminder Form RF100B has not been received from the Vehicle Registration Unit.
  • Evidence of insurance i.e. certificate of insurance
  • Hackney licence issued by the  National Transport Authority. This certificate must be valid on the day of issue of motor tax
  • Appropriate fee

Large Public Service Vehicles

Documentation required for the first time taxing or renewal of motor tax for a Large Public Service Vehicle, School Bus, Youth or Community Bus

  • Computerised reminder Motor Tax Renewal Form RF100B. This is the reminder form received from the Vehicle Registration Unit approximately 2 weeks before the tax on the vehicle expires

or

  • Form RF100A should be used in any of the following circumstances, namely :
    • For vehicles with an arrears period
    • Where the computerised reminder Form RF100B has not been received from the Vehicle Registration Unit.
  • Evidence of insurance i.e. certificate of insurance
  • Current certificate of roadworthiness or valid pass statement
  • Large Public Service Vehicle Licence in the case of a bus used for hire or reward
  • Large Public Service Vehicle Licence in the case of a bus used for hire or reward
  • In the case of a school bus an Article 60 Licence must be submitted
  • Appropriate fee