POND ISLAND–Motorists who have already paid their 2018 motor vehicle tax can pick up their new plates at the original Department of Civil Registry Building (Census Office) on Pond Island as of today, Friday.
The department will be open from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Motorists are advised to walk with their most recent motor vehicle inspection card, current insurance documents and proof of payment of their 2018 motor vehicle tax to receive their new plates.
The 2018 plates arrived in the country earlier this week and Civil Registry staffers worked arduously to unpack and sort the plates for them to be ready for pick up as of today.
A total of 35,508 sets of 2018 number plates for vehicles were ordered for this year. This represents 5,480 pairs more than the 30,028 plates that had been ordered for 2017. Also ordered were 1,000 plates for motor bikes, the same quantity that had been ordered for 2017.
The price for the number plate is: NAf. 12.50 for all types of vehicles and NAf. 7.50 for motorbikes.
Motorists with number plates M, P, SXM, MR (Ministers) and PAR (Parliament) will be expected to pay NAf. 275 in motor vehicle tax for gasoline-operated vehicles and NAf. 750 for diesel-fuel-operated ones.
Motorists with R plates will pay NAf. 300 for gasoline-operated vehicles and NAf. 750 for diesel-fuel-operated vehicles.
Taxis, BUS, G (group) and T (tour buses with 35 passengers or less) pay NAf. 275 for gasoline-operated vehicles and NAf. 550 for diesel-fuel-operated vehicles.
Vehicles with V and Z plates that weigh more than 3,500kg will pay NAf. 1,250 for gasoline or diesel-fuel-operated vehicles. Vehicles with V plates that weigh less than 3,500kg will pay NAf. 275 for gasoline-operated vehicles and NAf. 750 for diesel-fuel-operated vehicles.
Persons with MF (motorbike) plates will pay NAf. 200 and those with MF (mopeds) will pay NAf. 50 in motor vehicle tax.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73961-2018-plates-ready-to-be-picked-up-as-of-today