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Motor vehicle renewals still affected by Covid-19 lockdown

The City of Cape Town, through the guidance from the Western Cape Government and national authorities, have advised that motor vehicle licence registration offices remain closed and will be opened in a phased manner in accordance with national Covid-19 health and safety regulations.
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"We are looking at a staggered opening of our motor vehicle registration offices in particular from next month when all applicable measures are in place to ensure the safety of members of the public and of City staff and when full access to the National Traffic Information System has been gained.

"As for City revenue and cash offices, some will be opening soon with the necessary precautions in place, but this would of course exclude motor vehicle services. The City will communicate ahead of the opening of particular offices as timeously as possible. The City still has a range of online services available and we encourage customers to continue to make use of all remote offerings as far as possible to stay home and stay safe rather than venture out unnecessarily," said Alderman Ian Neilson, the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Finance.

Lockdown-related grace periods apply to:

• Driving licences applications and renewals

• Learner’s licences

• Temporary permits

• Professional driving permits (PrDPs)

• Roadworthy certificates

• The registering and licensing of a motor vehicle, as well as annual renewal

In addition, the validity period for the renewal of a motor trade number licence is extended for a further six months after the Level 5 or Level 4 lockdown has ended.

Cash offices


Staggered opening of revenue/cash offices for municipal account services
Opening dateArea  Opening and closing timesServices available
21-May-20Strand Municipal Office21 and 22 May opening: 08:30 to 15:30Municipal account payments
21-May-20Plumstead Municipal OfficeWeekdays: 08:00 to 15:30Municipal account payments
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