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Declare a vehicle off the road

If your vehicle is not going to be in use and will not be kept in a public place, you can declare it off the road.

To do this you can:

  • Complete the RF150 Form and submit it to your local motor tax office.
    The form is available from your local motor tax office, Garda Station, Library or Citizens Information Centre. It can also be downloaded below.


If my vehicle is not in use, when do I need to declare it off the road?

You must make your off the road declaration in advance. The declaration must be made in the month of expiry of your current motor tax disc. All correctly completed applications will receive confirmation of their transaction, either by post or on the spot if the declaration is submitted in person at your local motor tax office.

Do I have to get it witnessed at a Garda Station?

No, there is no requirement to have the form witnessed at a Garda Station.

How long can I declare the vehicle off the road for?

The minimum period is three calendar months, the maximum is twelve calendar months i.e. you cannot declare a vehicle off the road for either one or two months. The declaration must be for full calendar months, starting on the first day of a month and ending on the last day of a month.

What do I do if I want to keep the vehicle off for longer?

In the month before the end of the period specified in your first declaration, you can make a new declaration for between a further three and 12 months. This can be repeated for as long as you intend to keep the vehicle off the road.

What if I want to put the vehicle back on the road before the period specified in the declaration expires?

You can cancel the declaration at any time by renewing your tax in your local motor tax office – the validity of the tax disc will commence from the first day of the month in which you tax the vehicle.

What if I sell the car before the expiry of the declaration?

The declaration will be cancelled automatically as and from the date of sale.

Page last reviewed: 12/06/18

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