Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT)
Certain mobile machines are not required to be registered. These include mobile machines which are not:
- a means of transport for either goods or passengers
- are not based on a conventional truck chassis.
- road roller
- road planer
- road paver
- back-hoe loader
- digging machine
- large mobile cranes
- self-propelled mobile access platform (cherry picker – non-vehicle mounted).
Machinery which must be registered
A vehicle described as mobile machinery, but on a conventional truck chassis, is required to be registered. If there is Certificate of Conformity relating to a vehicle, it is subject to EU type-approval. Any vehicle subject to EU type-approval is required to be registered. The normal registration procedure applies.
The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) should be contacted if a CoC is not available from the original manufacturer.
Concessionary registration of self-propelled mobile machinery
Self-propelled mobile machinery which is not required to be registered may be registered by concession. In general, a registration request for a mobile machine follows the normal registration procedure. However, a CoC will not be available.
If a mobile machine is new, a registration request must include:
- a Declaration of Conformity under the Machinery Directive
- a declaration from the manufacturer or distributor that the machine meets the requirements of the Road Traffic Regulations.
Mobile Machinery must comply with:
Machinery that comes within the scope of the Non-Road Mobile Machinery Directive must have the relevant DOC relating to the emissions.
If the vehicle has been used, but not registered, the documents outlined above are still required. A year index will be assigned based on the date of first entry into use.
If used and previously registered, the foreign registration document is required.
Presentation of self-propelled mobile machinery
All mobile machinery is required to be brought to the appointment at the NCTS centre, except for the following:
- mobile machinery over 5 tonnes
- mobile cranes
- construction machinery.
Please confirm that a vehicle does not need to physically be presented at the centre when making an appointment.
Photographs of the particular machinery item, including the VIN number, must be supplied.