General Information

  • Operating Days
    Monday - Friday
    EXCLUDING Public Holidays
  • Operating Hours
    8am - 4pm
  • See below for services offered at each office

How Do I?...

  • Use our guidelines to ensure that you have everything you need to complete your transaction in the shortest possible time. We have guides for all our transactions, such as Applying for a Permit, Applying for a Taxi Drivers Badge, Visitors Permission to Drive, etc...

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About The Authority

"To provide an efficient and effective service relating to the issuance of driving permits, registration and inspection of motor vehicles and Road Traffic Laws and the collection of associated revenues."

We see ourselves as a semi-autonomous organization responsible for road safety practices and standards with high levels of responsiveness to the environment and our customers; performing at the highest level of professionalism, with team spirit and a highly skilled and motivated staff, utilizing the appropriate technology and acting with integrity in all our efforts to do business electronically with a web enabled technology.

In accordance with the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Chapter 48:50, the Transport Commissioner is the Licensing Authority and is responsible for the registration, licensing and inspection of motor vehicles, the issuance of drivers' permits and other related matters. See Division Duties at right for the specific functions and duties of the Division, under the supervision of the transport Commissioner.

Services per Office - Click to Expand

Port of Spain

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits
  • Endorsements
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests
  • Application of Taxi Badge and License
  • Renewal of Taxi Badge and License
  • Issuance of Permit to Own Maxi Taxi
  • Issuance of Permit to Operate Maxi Taxi
  • Issuance of Driving Records

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine/Chassis/Description) Private
  • Registration of New and Roll On-Roll
  • Inspection of Vehicles
  • Transfers of Vehicles
  • Granting Approvals to play music on Vehicles
  • Issuance of Certified Copies
  • Issuance of Temporary Permits for Goods Vehicles
  • Issuance of Dealers General License (demonstration plates)
  • Reclassification of Motor Vehicles- (Change of Motor Vehicles from H to P, P to H, T to P etc.
  • Issuance of Permit to carry additional lights

Arima

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/ Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits
  • Endorsements
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests
  • Application of Taxi Badge
  • Renewal of Taxi Badge

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine)

St. James

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits

NO Motor Vehicle Transactions

Chaguanas

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/ Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits
  • Endorsements
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests
  • Application of Taxi Badge (1st Issue)
  • Renewal of Taxi Badge

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine)

San Fernanado

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits
  • Endorsements
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests
  • Application of Taxi Badge - only accept and verify info, application is sent to P.O.S Licensing Office to be approved
  • Renewal of Taxi Badge - only accept and verify info, application is sent to P.O.S Licensing Office to be approved

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine/Chassis/Description) Private
  • Registration of New and Roll On-Roll Off Vehicles
  • Inspection of Vehicles
  • Transfers of Vehicles
  • Granting Approvals to play music on Vehicles
  • Issuance of Certified Copies
  • Issuance of Temporary Permits for Goods Vehicles
  • Issuance of Dealers General License (demonstration plates)
  • Reclassification of Motor Vehicles

Princestown

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits
  • Endorsements (Class 1-5)
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests
  • Application of Taxi Badge (1st Issue)
  • Renewal of Taxi Badge

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine)

Point Fortin

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/Address)
  • Late Renewals
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits (except omnibus 6 & 7)
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits (except omnibus 6 & 7)
  • Endorsements
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine)

Tobago

Driving Permit Transactions

  • Issuance of DP
  • Renewals of DP
  • Notification of Change (Name/Address)
  • Issuance of Duplicate Permits
  • Issuance of Provisional Permits
  • Endorsements
  • Regulation
  • Driving Tests
  • Application of Taxi Badge - only accept and verify info, application is sent to P.O.S Licensing Office to be approved
  • Renewal of Taxi Badge - only accept and verify info, application is sent to P.O.S Licensing Office to be approved
  • Accept Applications of Licenses to Own a Maxi Taxi - application is sent to P.O.S Licensing Office to be approved
  • Accept Applications of Licenses to Operate a Maxi Taxi - application is sent to P.O.S Licensing Office to be processed

Motor Vehicle Transactions

  • Notification of Change (Color/Engine/Chassis/Description) Private
  • Registration of New and Roll On-Roll Off Vehicles
  • Inspection of Vehicles (T & H Series, Returning Nationals)
  • Transfers of Vehicles (including Death Transfers)
  • Granting Approvals to play music on Trucks
  • Issuance of Certified Copies
  • Issuance of Temporary Permits for Goods Vehicles
  • Issuance of Dealers General License (demonstration plates)
  • Reclassification of Motor Vehicles

Legislation

The following legislation provides the Authority for the Division to execute its functions and related responsibilities.

  • The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50 (Act No. 42 of 1934)
  • The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Insurance Act, Chapter 48:51
  • Act No. 14of 1979 (Introduction of Maxi-Taxi Legislation)
  • Act No. 48 of 1979
  • The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Act No. 25 of 1997
  • Act No. 25 of 1997
  • Act No. 9 of 2001
  • The Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic ( Amendment) Regulations 1999
  • Act No. 6 of 1994 (Amendment to Maxi -Taxi Act)
  • The Finance Act No. 8 of 1996
  • The Finance Act No. 9 of 1997
  • Legal Notice of 1999 - Inspection of Private Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

Office Locations

  • Arima
  • San Fernando
  • Port of Spain
  • Sangre Grande

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Transaction Information

  • See the full transactions list for instructions on how to complete each transaction
  • Drivers’ Permits - First Issue
  • Renewal of Drivers’ Permits (Under 65 years)
  • Renewal of Drivers’ Permits 65 years and over
  • Issuance of Replacement Driver’s Permit

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List of Vehicle Testing Stations

List of vehicle inspection stations

Division Duties

  • Registration of Motor Vehicles
  • Inspection of Motor Vehicles
  • Issuance of Drivers' Permits
  • Directing the supervision of traffic census
  • Executing Government Policy in the area of maxi-taxi operations
  • Supervising private testing stations
  • Hearing appeals of applicants who are aggrieved by decisions of subordinates.
  • Performing relating work as required
  • Collection of the associated revenues