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Find out what category your vehicle is and how to go about registering and taxing your vehicle in Ireland. Also find safety information on your vehicle and its parts.

Vehicle Categories

Vehicles are categorised by a letter that indicates their intended use. It is important that you know your vehicle’s category in order to understand your tax and testing requirements.

Vehicle Safety

Find out some safety basics concerning your vehicle and your vehicles parts

Agricultural Vehicles

Agricultural vehicles are generally used for farming, fisheries, forestry or horticulture. The most common agricultural vehicle is the tractor which is a common sight on country roads. Legislation was introduced in 2016 to reflect the development in agricultural vehicle technology and requires compliance with recognised vehicle standards. Updated standards in braking, lighting and visibility, weights, dimensions and couplings, plating and speed rating can be found in our booklet, click image below. 

Vehicle Registration

If you sell your vehicle or trade it in for a new model in Ireland, you must register the change of ownership. This is particularly important, as you may continue to receive notifications relating to the vehicle for items such as fines and testing. 

 

Vehicle Modifications

Any changes you make or plan to make to a vehicle’s original design as built by the manufacturer, is considered a modification. While there is no law against modifying a vehicle, any modifications made must be carried out to an appropriate safety standard. Also it is important to remember that under Irish Road Traffic regulations, it is your responsibility as the owner and or driver to ensure that your vehicle is maintained in a roadworthy condition at all times when used on the public road. .  

Weights & Dimensions

Information on the maximum permitted weights and dimensions of mechanically propelled vehicles and trailers operating in Ireland.