COMPANY OVERVIEWThe Traffic Act, the Transport Act and their ancillary regulations provide the main legislation and framework under which the department operates. Under the provisions of the Traffic Act, the department delivers the following services to the general public:
- the examination and licensing of drivers
- the registration and licensing of vehicles
- the testing of motor vehicles
- the provision of secretarial support to the Traffic Commission
- the Motorcycle Compulsory Basic Training
Under the provisions of the Transport Act, the department’s main responsibilities are summarised below:
- the licensing of public service vehicles and drivers
- the licensing of operators that are authorised by the act
- the processing of applications for licences under the provisions of the act
- the provision of secretarial support to the Transport Commission.
The department aims to deliver the best possible service to customers by maintaining accurate driver and vehicle registers, continually creating and innovating processes designed to increase effectiveness and efficiency, whilst focusing on stakeholder’s needs.
The department is a member of E.Reg; the Association of European Vehicle and Driver Registration Authorities and EUCARIS; the European Car and Driving Licence Information System.
OPENING HOURSThe administrative offices’ hours of business are:
08.30 to 15.00 Monday to Friday
An alternative to queuing at our offices is to print out the appropriate form, complete it, and send it together with the corresponding fee to:
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Department
HM Government of Gibraltar
Eastern Beach Road
Cheques must be made out to "Government General Account". It is not recommended to send cash in the post. If you have any doubts as to the fees required or any other enquiry please contact us.
EMPLOYEESThe Driver and Vehicle Licensing Department is a division of the Ministry for Transport, Traffic and Technical Services, and is headed by the Chief Examiner who is accountable to the Minister for Transport, Traffic and Technical Services.
It operates with a complement of twenty-eight staff:
- 11 Technical staff,
- 11 Administrative staff
- 5 Transport Inspectors,
All motor vehicles imported into Gibraltar must be registered. An application for registration is made either when a brand new vehicle is sold by a dealership in Gibraltar or is privately imported into Gibraltar by an individual. In the latter case this must be done as soon as possible.
As part of the registration process, the licensing authority must be sure that an imported used vehicle meets the required legal standards.
- Traffic (Licensing and Registration) Regulation
- Vehicles (Construction, Equipment and Maintenance) Regulations
Once the vehicle is registered, it is issued with a Gibraltar Certificate of Registration, which complies with the provisions of EU legislation on vehicle registration documents.
In the event the Certificate of Registration is lost or destroyed, a duplicate copy can be obtained for a fee of £15. A lost/stolen property report is required from the Royal Gibraltar Police supporting the application.
ROAD WORTHINESS TESTING
All private motor vehicles over four years old are required to undertake a biennial roadworthiness test. Goods, Self Drive and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) must take a roadworthiness test annually. PSVs over 12 years old require a roadworthiness test every 6 months.
Please allow plenty of time if applying for an appointment by post.
1. On application for the examination of a motor vehicle or trailer,which is:
(a) a private motor vehicle - £20
(b) a motorcycle - £15
(c) a public service vehicle with seating capacity for more than 8 passengers - £45
(d) a public service vehicle with seating capacity for not more than 8 passengers - £20
(e) a goods vehicle the unladen weight of which exceeds 1,525 kilograms - £40
(f) a goods vehicle the unladen weight of which does not exceeds 1,525 kilograms - £20
2. On application for the examination of a trailer - £25.
3. On application for the re-examination of a motor vehicle or trailer, where the application for re-examination is made more than 14 days of the last examination - The fee payable is that stated under item 1 or 2 above.
4. On application for the re-examination of a motor vehicle or trailer, where the application for re-examination is made within 14 days of the last examination - 50% of the fee payable under item 3.
5. On application for re-examination when:
(i) the vehicle is submitted for re-examination on the day of the examination, or – nil,
(ii) the re-examination was caused by failure to comply with the lighting requirements, the direction indicator requirements, the windscreen cleaning requirements or the audible warning requirements – nil
6. For re-examination of a vehicle under regulation 23 - £25.
7. On lodging an appeal under regulation 30 - The fee that would be payable under item 1 for examination of the vehicle plus 25%.
8. For the issue of a duplicate roadworthiness certificate - £10.
PROVISION FOR THE DISABLED
About the Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme is an important service for people with severe mobility problems that enables badge holders to park close to where they need to go. The scheme operates throughout Gibraltar and the European Union and is administered by the Department of Transport, who deal with applications and issue badges.