To tax a car you must already have an insurance policy in place. You can tax your car without having the actual insurance document to hand, but you still need to have car insurance (in Northern Ireland you’ll need the insurance document or cover note if you pay for your car tax at the post office).
What do I need to tax my car Ireland?
Goods or commercial vehicles
- Current commercial insurance certificate for the vehicle.
- Evidence of registration for VAT.
- Tax Clearance Certificate.
- Notice of Tax Registration Form.
Can you tax a car with temporary insurance?
Can temporary car insurance be used to tax a car? Yes it can, and you can do it in one of two ways. Firstly, you could tax the vehicle online or by telephone; or you can do so at a post office. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages.
Can I drive a new car without insurance Ireland?
By law, you must have motor insurance before you can drive in a public place and you must display the insurance disc on the windscreen. It is a serious offence to drive without insurance. If you do, you could be fined, have penalty points put on your driving licence, or be disqualified from driving.
Do you need an insurance certificate to tax a car at the post office?
Can I still tax it at the Post Office? Yes – though you’ll still need your DVLA reminder (V11) or your Registration Certificate (V5C) plus a valid MOT, a (V62) is also available at any Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. Find a local branch that can sort out vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.
How do I declare my car off the road in Ireland?
If your vehicle is not going to be in use, and will not be kept in a public place, you will be able to declare it off the road by completing Form RF150 and submitting it to your local motor tax office. FORM RF150 can be downloaded from this website, the motor tax online website, or your local authority website.
How can I tax my car without logbook?
How do I tax a car without a logbook?
- V11 reminder letter.
- V5C logbook registration certificate (registered in your name)
- V62 Logbook application form (when the car is registered in your name)
- V5C/2 Green slip, new keepers supplement (when you have just bought the car not registered in your name)
Can I drive a car without tax if I just bought it?
Can I drive my car home if I’ve just bought it? If you’ve just bought a car, you must tax it in your name before driving it away. The road tax is not transferred from the old owner to you, the new owner, when you buy the car. And you must have insurance, as well as a valid MOT if the car is more than three years old.
Can you get insurance without tax?
Your insurance is (usually) still valid without tax, but it depends on your insurer. Generally, your insurance is still valid even if your car tax runs out. But different insurance companies have their own rules.
Can police seize a car for no tax?
The police, the local council or the DVLA can clamp and tow away cars or other vehicles parked illegally on roads or public land. The DVLA can act when it has the lawful authority to do so if a car is untaxed – unless it’s on your own property.
Can I drive my car home from the dealership without insurance?
Can I drive a new car without insurance? Even if only driving your new car back from the dealership, you need insurance for the trip. … Bridging the gap with temporary car insurance means you’ll be able to take your car off the lot and home before you take that step.
What is the penalty for driving without insurance in Ireland?
Failure to have motor insurance or driving without insurance in Ireland is generally punishable by: A fine of up to €5,000. 5 penalty points; and. At the discretion of the court, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months.
Can a car be registered to one person and insured by another Ireland?
Yes, you can insure a vehicle registered in your own name or the name of your spouse, partner or co-habitant, or a lease company under a minimum 12 month lease. If the vehicle is registered to anyone else we cannot provide a quote.
Can I drive my car straight away if I tax online?
It is no longer possible to transfer road tax from one car to another. Instead, the current owner of the vehicle can apply for a refund (see above) and the new owner has to re-tax the car. The new owner will have to tax the vehicle straight away before driving it.
What insurance details do I need to tax my car?
You must have insurance in place when taxing a car. You can tax your car online or via the ‘phone without a physical copy of your insurance document. But the road tax office, the DVLA, will check you have valid car insurance before issuing your car tax.
What happens if your caught without road tax?
It is has become extremely difficult to avoid paying tax due to monthly database checks carried out on all vehicles. You will be fined if you are found to be driving without road tax, and, if you do not pay, a County Court judgment can be issued or authorities may clamp, tow or even crush your vehicle.