Level 5 Restrictions - Motor Tax Notice

Level 5 Restrictions - Motor Tax Notice

In line with current public health guidance, the public are encouraged to conduct Motor Tax business online or by post, as our public counter is closed for the duration of Level 5 restrictions.

Published on: 22 Oct 2020

Online payments at may be completed at The online motor tax service enables vehicle owners to pay their motor tax by secure link over the internet. You can access the motor tax online service with your PIN; the vehicle insurance details and details of your debit/credit card will also be required to renew your motor tax.
Your PIN is the last 6 digits of the serial number on the front page the Vehicle Registration Certificate (VRC). Customers who do not have access to their VRC, do not have their reminder, or have lost their reminder can use the Pin Retrieval Service on
Please note that you must contact the Department of Transport regarding any queries relating to online services:
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shannon, County Clare. Phone No: 0818 411 412. Email:
NOTE: Some vehicles may not be suitable for online taxing, e.g. first-time taxing of a goods vehicles, large public service vehicles. A full list of vehicles suitable for taxing online can be found at: If your vehicle is not suitable for taxing online, you can forward your renewal to the Cavan Motor Tax Office by post at the address listed below.

Renewing by Post

Use form RF100A to renew your motor tax by post – you can use your preferred method of payment - whether that is bank draft, cheque, postal order or money order - or simply complete the credit card details section on the form. It is not recommended to send cash via post.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Cavan County Council’ or ‘Cavan Motor Tax’ and the completed form and payment should be posted to the address below or dropped into the post-box at the courthouse:
Postal Address: Cavan Motor Tax, Cavan County Council, Courthouse, Cavan
If you have any queries, please phone 049 437 8430 or email