Vehicle Registrations

In South Africa, your vehicle must be registered at the relevant district Licensing department. Motor Vehicle Registration is not the same as Vehicle Licensing. Without a registered vehicle, you cannot obtain a license disc and might end up with a nasty traffic fine when driving the unregistered vehicle on public roads.

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DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO SUBMIT:

To register a New Motor Vehicle
  • The manufacturer's certificate containing all the relevant details of the vehicle
  • Your Identity document copy
  • Roadworthy Certificate if the vehicle is a heavy load or Road Transport Quality System [RTQS] vehicle.
  • New owner's Proof of address (Utility Bill or First Page of Bank Statement)
  • If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit, plus a copy of his ID
  • If you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your address.
  • Complete and bring along RLV - Application for Registration & Licensing of Motor Vehicle
To register a Pre-Owned Motor Vehicle
  • Original green Natis
  • Previous owner's identity document copy
  • New owner's Identity document copy
  • New owner's Proof of address (Utility Bill or First Page of Bank Statement)
  • If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit, plus a copy of his ID
  • If you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your address.
  • Roadworthy Certificate (If the change of ownership is from Private to Private, Company to Company, Private to Company, from Deceased Estate)
  • Valid motor vehicle license
  • Complete and bring along NCO - Notification of Change of Ownership & notification of sale
  • Complete and bring along RLV - Application for Registration & Licensing of Motor Vehicle
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When do I need to do a Vehicle Registration?

You need to do a Vehicle Registration if you are a titleholder of any of the following motor vehicle types:

  • New motor vehicle
  • Pre-owned motor vehicle
  • Built-up motor vehicle
  • Re-built Motor Vehicle

Vehicle Registrations are done by Cathy’s in the following districts:

  • ALBERTON
  • BENONI
  • BRAKPAN
  • BRONKHORSTSPRUIT
  • CENTURION
  • CARLETONVILLE
  • EDENVALE
  • FOCHVILLE
  • GERMISTON
  • HEIDELBERG
  • KEMPTON PARK
  • KRUGERSDORP
  • MEYERTON
  • PRETORIA
  • POTCHEFSTROOM
  • RANDFONTEIN
  • RUSTENBURG
  • SASOLBURG
  • ROODEPOORT
  • VENTERSDORP
  • VEREENIGING
  • WESTONARIA

 

After a change of ownership, you must register and license your motor vehicle within 21 days of a change of ownership. Arrears and Penalties will arise if you fail to do this within the specified time.

Cathy’s is more than equipped to assist you through the entire process of a NEW or PRE-OWNED motor vehicle registration. Please remember to bring the documents mentioned above to one of our branches for assistance with your motor vehicle registration:

Side-note: If your motor vehicle is financed, the financing institution is the titleholder of the vehicle.

Always keep the original copy of your motor vehicle registration certificate in a safe place, as it is not a fairly easy task to obtain a copy of this document (refer to duplicate-original-natis-certificate).

In the following cases your motor vehicle registration becomes null and void:

  1. The vehicle license disc has not been renewed for more than four years
  2. The vehicle was involved in an accident and has been declared permanently unfit for use
  3. You sold the vehicle (changed ownership)
  4. Your vehicle has been repossessed for more than 31 days
  5. A deregistration certificate has been issued

We hope to see you soon!

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What does Vehicle Registration cost?

  • R 150.00 Our Johannesburg Q4You fee
  • R 204.00 License Department Registration Fee
  • R 72.00 Licensing Department Admin Fee
  • Annual License fee pro-rata depends on the weight of your vehicle and the expiry date of your license disc.
  • Full-Service turnaround time: 4 days

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    Cathy’s Roodepoort

    • 5 Dieperink Street, Roodepoort (Opposite Lincensing Department)
    • Office hours: 06H00 AM – 15H00 PM
    • (011) 763 5624 (Enquiries & Collections)
    • (011) 763 3843 (Management)
    • (079) 437 9915 (Business WhatsApp)
    • (079) 268 0707 (Calls only)
    • cathy@cathys.co.za

    Cathy’s Wilro Park

    • Wilro Corner Shopping Centre, Shop 6, Cnr CR Swart and Mimosa Roads, Wilropark
    • Office hours: 07H00 AM – 16H00 PM
    • Office: 010 448 5150
    • rudi@cathys.co.za (Management)
    • (083) 296 3794 (Rudi)
    • (082) 824 3095 (Alta)

    Cathy’s Fairlands

    Open!

    • Shop 3, 183 Smit Street, Zoto’s House Smit Street, Fairland, 2170
    • Mon-Fri 07h00 to 16h00
    • Saturdays 08h00 to 11h00
    • (082) 886 7804 (Call)
    • (079) 437 9915 (Business WhatsApp)
    • (010) 978 2774 (Office)
    • renew@cathys.co.za (Email)
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