You must apply to deregister your motor vehicle if it:
1. has been declared permanently unfit to be on a public road
2. has been stolen
3. has been permanently demolished
4. becomes exempt from registration.
The registering authority will then issue a deregistration certificate. A motor vehicle that has not been licensed for four years will be deregistered automatically.
*What you should do*
Go to your nearest registering authority and submit the following:
1. a certified copy of your identity document
2. a certified copy of proof of ownership of the motor vehicle (title holder)
3. supporting documentation if required
4. the vehicle’s registration certificate.
Complete the Application for deregistration of vehicle (ADV) form.
*How long does it take*
The application will be processed on the same day.
*How much does it cost*
The service is free but penalties and arrears may be charged if the application is late.
*Forms to complete*
Application for deregistration of vehicle (ADV) form.