Trailer Licencing and Registration

Trailer Licencing

Trailers with a Design Gross Vehicle Weight (DGVW) of 3500kg or greater, must be registered, licensed and D.O.E. tested (have a certificate of roadworthiness, CRW) in order to be used on the road.

There is an initial registration fee of €60. A trailer licence must be renewed every year but there is no fee to renew the licence.

Trailer Registration

Before first use of a trailer, it must be registered and issued with a Trailer Registration Number and a Trailer Licence Card.

There are 2 types of trailer registration depending on the individual circimstances of the trailer.

TYPE 1 applies to trailers in the following categories:
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1. Trailers manufactured on or after 29th October 2012 in one single stage by a single manufacturer (i.e.single stage build.)

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2. Trailers manufactured on or after 29th October 2013 in more than one stage by more than one manufacturer (i.e. multi stage build.)

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3. Special Purpose trailers

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4. Trailers previously registered in another EU member state

 

In order to register trailers which fall into the above categories, the trailer owner must present the following to the Motor Taxation Office

1. Completed Trailer Licence Application form TF100 - download Trailer Licence TF100 application form


2. Completed Trailer Weight Identification Certificate TF300A - download Trailer Weight Identification Certificate TF300A application form


3. Type Approval Certificate issued from the manufacturer, (except in case of trailers previously registered in another EU member state, see ** below)


4. Registration fee of €60

 

**In order to license a vehicle previously licensed or registered in another EU Member State the same process as above applies however you will be required to supply evidence of previous registration or licensing in another Member State with the Form TF300A instead of the manufacturers Type Approval Certificate.

 

TYPE 2 applies to trailers that do not fall into the above categories, i.e. trailers in the following categories:
-Trailers manufactured prior to the 29th October 2012
-Completed (multistage built) trailers manufactured prior to the 29th of October 2013
-Special purpose trailers manufactured prior to 29th October 2014
-Trailers designed and constructed to be towed exclusively by agricultural tractors or trailers designed and constructed exclusively for use by the Defence Forces, Civil defence, Garda Siochana or Fire services.

In order to register trailers which fall into the above categories, the trailer owner must present the following to the Motor Taxation Office

1. Completed Trailer Licence Application form TF100 - download Trailer Licence Application TF100 form


2. Completed Trailer Weight Identification Certificate TF300B downloadr Tailer Weight Identification Certificate TF300B form - completed by the manufacturer or, where the manufacturer cannot be contacted, the form must be completed by an Approved Test Centre (ATC) of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI.)


3. Registration fee of €60

 

 

Upon first registration of a trailer, a Trailer Registration Number will be assigned to the trailer and a Trailer Licence Card is also issued.

Each year after the initial registration, a TF100 form should be submitted for a trailer to renew the Trailer Licence, but there is no fee for this renewal process.

Trailers are also required to hold a valid Certificate of Roadworthiness which is due for the first time once the trailer is 1 year old.

 

Transfer of Trailer Ownership - download Transfer of Trailer Ownership form TF200

 


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