Application for motor trade number and permit

About
What you should do
How long does it take
How much does it cost
Forms to complete
Who to contact

 

 

About a motor trade permit and number

To drive an unregistered vehicle on a public road in South Africa, you must first apply for a motor trade permit and number.

A motor trade number is used by registered manufacturers, builders or importers, motor transport contractors, motor dealers or financial institutions to operate an unregistered and unlicensed motor vehicle on a public road in the course/nature of their business. Such activities include:

  • selling the vehicle
  • exchanging the vehicle,
  • repairing the vehicle, or
  • delving the vehicle to clients.
What you should do
  1. Go to the nearest registering authority with the following:
    • a copy of your identity document(ID) or a letter of proxy if you represent a company
    • the business registration certificate if you represent a company
    • prescribed fee. 
  2. Complete the Application for motor trade number (MTN1) form at your local registering authority.
  3. Indicate why you need trade numbers and stipulate the number of trade numbers you need.
How long does it take

The application is processed on the same day.

How much does it cost

Get the fees from your local registering authority.

Forms to complete

Application for Motor Trade Number (MTN1) form.

Forms are obtainable from the registering authority or you can download them from the eNaTIS website.

Who to contact

Registration authority service centres