Introduction of Reduced Late Renewal Fees from 1 July 2022

Reduced Late Renewal Fees

28 April 2022

Introduction of Reduced Late Renewal Fees from 1 July 2022


NTA first implemented the waiver on late renewal fees at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to assist the SPSV industry. Last year NTA introduced emergency regulations which extended that waiver to 30 June 2022.

After this date, licence holders will again have to pay a fee for a late renewal; however this fee will be the same as the normal standard renewal fee (€150/75/37.50) for the relevant licence category until 31 December 2022.

Please note, reduced late fees are also applicable if completing a change of vehicle on an expired licence. From 1 January 2023, all fees will return to normal.

Should you wish to renew your SPSV licence and avoid paying late renewal fees, you will need to complete the booking process before June 30. Please make sure you do this early enough to ensure both an NCT and a Suitability Inspection are available. All SPSV licences must be renewed within 24 months of their date of expiry. Legislation is very clear that there is no way to replace a licence after this period has ended.

You must have the following documents in order when calling to book your licensing appointment:

  • Valid NCT certificate within 90 days of your appointment date. You must complete your NCT roadworthiness test at least 2 working days before calling to book your inspection. The NCT Booking line for SPSV operators is 01-4135960.
  • Valid tax clearance certificate. You must successfully complete the electronic tax clearance process with Revenue at least 48 hours before calling to book your inspection.

Bookings can only be made where a valid NCT certificate has been issued within 90 days and where the licence holder has a valid tax clearance certificate.  If the above have been satisfied, please contact the SPSV Booking Line on 0818 064 000 to arrange a suitability inspection.

If you have already arrange a suitability inspection you can ignore this communication. You are reminded that it is an offence to operate an SPSV with an expired licence.