The City of Cape Town (COCT) has urged motorists to renew their vehicle licences between June and July 2021. In a statement, the COCT indicated that it expects a peak in renewals, as many licences will expire soon as a result of the COVID-19 licensing extension given to motorists last year.
COCT Executive Deputy Mayor, Ian Neilson said the recent data indicated that the province has entered the third wave of COVID-19 infections, so motorists should make use of the online service. According to Neilson, motorists who are due to renew their discs during this peak period should do so to avoid unnecessary delays and possible fines.
“We remind residents that fines cannot be written off by the City, as it is not a decision the City can make. This falls within the ambit of the National Department of Transport and the City follows the prescripts of the applicable regulations and legislation,” Neilson said.
- Please plan ahead. Check your licence disc renewal date.
- The length of queues at motor licensing offices have reduced in general. However, it may still seem long due to the social distancing and other Covid-19 measures that are in place.
- Motorists only need their ID for motor vehicle licensing and registration renewals.
- To check customer office operating hours, please visit the Operations and Service Notifications document on the City’s website.
- Motorists are reminded that they are not allowed to drive an unlicensed vehicle or a vehicle where a valid licence disc is not displayed.
- Motorists are further reminded to update their cell phone numbers and email addresses when applying and paying for their licences online and at licensing offices, as they will be receiving renewal reminders via their cell phones or email addresses.
- Senior citizens, pregnant customers and customers with disabilities are urged to move to the front of the queue where they will be assisted as soon as possible.
- To register for e-Services visit: https://eservices.capetown.gov.za/irj/portal.
- For motor vehicle registration and licensing assistance, contact: [email protected]
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