A VTS is a centre that tests motor vehicles fitness for use on the South African public roads. If the vehicle passes the test, certificate of roadworthiness will be issued.
To register a vehicle testing station (VTS), you must write an affidavit or an affirmation stating the reasons for registration and submit it to the MEC.
The affidavit or affirmation contemplated must contain:
- The particulars of every person, or the members or directors of every juristic person in whose name such testing station shall be registered in the event that such application is approved;
- The exact location of the proposed testing station;
- The grade of testing station to be operated (Grad A testing station is authorised to examine and test a motor vehicle of any class for roadworthiness, and Grade B testing station is authorised to examine and test a motor vehicle of any class excluding a bus, minibus or vehicle exceeding 3500kg); and
- all matters relevant to the consideration of the suitability of such application, addressed in the agreement to be concluded between the MEC and a testing station proprietor as proposed in Schedule 3 of the National Road Traffic Act.
Once received, the MEC will consider your application.
If your application is approved, the following must be met:
- Your VTS must comply with the minimum requirements for testing stations as stated in Schedule 4 of the National Road Traffic Act No.93 of 1996
- The ability to test and examine a motor vehicle in terms of “The testing and examination of motor vehicles” as shown in SANS 10047
The examination and testing of a motor vehicle at the testing station as required in code of practice SABS 047 "The testing of motor vehicles for roadworthiness".
- Go to your provincial administration
- Complete application form TS1.
- Submit the following:
- declaration document
- particulars of the members or directors
- the exact location of the station
- the grade of the station
- your identification document (ID).
- Pay the prescribed fee.
Note: You may be required to submit documents as required by the MEC.
It may take six months to process your application.
Contact your local licensing office for the cost.
Provincial departments of transport
- Eastern Cape
- Free State
- Northern Cape
- North West
- Western Cape