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Your vehicle must be both registered and licensed for you to legally drive it on the road.
Drivers of light diesel vehicles and heavy vehicles pay levies through road user charges.
Most vehicles must have a vehicle licence before you can use them on public roads. You pay a fee for the licence and you get a vehicle licence label to display on the vehicle.
You may not have to register your vehicle, pay registration and licensing fees or certain levies.
Number plates are issued to a vehicle so it can be easily identified.
You can license your vehicle online or at one of our agents.
Read our frequently asked questions about motor vehicles, what to do when you have sold a vehicle, how to change the address for your vehicle and more.