Renewing Your Motor Tax
You can renew the tax on your vehicle in person, by post or online.
Please note that motor tax can only be paid in periods of 3, 6 or 12 CALENDAR months. Accordingly, all tax discs commence on the 1st day of a calendar month and end on the last day of a calendar month. If a vehicle is used in a public place for even one day in a calendar month then motor tax is due for that calendar month.
You can renew your motor tax anytime during the month of expiry of your current motor tax disc. You can renew in person at the office or by post by submitting your completed application together with fee and relevant documentation to the addresses available at our contact page
Note: If vehicle is changing ownership motor tax/arrears are due from date of sale or if the vehicle has been declared off road from the current month in which you want to tax the vehicle.
How to Renew your Motor Tax
Renewal in Person
Use Tax Renewal Form RF100A (PDF) or reminder form RF100B to renew your motor tax in person or by post. (RF100B is a renewal/reminder form issued by the Department of Transport which is posted to you when your tax is due to expire.) Not everyone receives a form in the post, so it is up to you to keep check of when your tax expires.
You can use your preferred method of payment whether that is bank draft, cheque, postal or money order, or by completing the credit card details section on the form. You will also need valid insurance details and signature of vehicle owner.
Did you know you can now renew your motor tax 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the internet?
To tax a vehicle online, read the instructions on the 'Renew Motor Tax Online' page.
Motor Tax Online is a secure service provided by Ireland's local authorities and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, which allows customers to tax their vehicles or renew their motor tax online using the PIN number provided on their motor tax renewal notice (RF100B) issued by the Department of Transport.
To complete your motor tax renewal online you will need:
Credit card or debit card
Your motor insurance details
Your PIN number - this is printed on the renewal form sent to you by post or may be obtained by clicking the "Get Your PIN" link on www.motortax.ie
Alternatively, your PIN can be found on your VRC (Vehicle Registration Certificate). It is the last six digits of the Serial Number.
The following types of vehicles can be taxed online; private cars, motorcycles, agricultural tractors, excavators/diggers, combine harvesters, hearses, vehicles adapted for use by disabled persons, motor caravans (not for first taxing) and vintage or veteran vehicles.
You can renew motor tax for a goods/commercial vehicle online providing you have a certificate of road worthiness which is valid from the beginning of the new motor tax period.
Renewal by Post
Post your application to any of the Motor Tax Offices listed below:
Motor Tax Office, Mayo County Council, Glenpark, Castlebar, F23 FF22. Phone 094 9064310
Motor Tax Office, Mayo County Council, Civic Offices, Arran Place, Ballina, F26 E5D7. Phone 096 76100
Motor Tax Office, Mayo County Council, Belmullet Civic Centre, Church Road, Belmullet, F26 W5H0. Phone 094 9064900
Please remember to enclose the following:
- All the supporting documentation explained above.
- The appropriate Motor Tax amount for your vehicle. See motor tax rates. Make a cheque or money order payable to Mayo Motor Tax
Please do not send cash via the postal system.
Please note, over the counter transactions must be carried out at the Motor Tax Office in the county in which the vehicle is ordinarily kept.
Postal applications should also be made to the Motor Tax Office in the county in which the vehicle is ordinarily kept.
My Tax Disc Did Not Arrive
If you taxed your vehicle online and your vehicle licence (tax disc) has not arrived you should contact the Department of Transport, in the first instance, Tel: 0818 411 412 or e-mail Motortax@transport.gov.ie.
If the completed form RF134 Application for Replacement Documents is received within 1 month of the date of issue of the original vehicle licence, there will be no charge levied for the replacement vehicle licence. The form is completed by the registered owner and must be signed and stamped by a member of An Garda Síochána. The form should then be presented to your local Motor Tax office in Castlebar/ Ballina or Belmullet for processing. A contact number and Eircode should also be included on the Rf134 form.
However applications received outside of this time frame will be levied the current vehicle licence replacement fee of €6.00