Driving Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles on the Road

Animals and Animal-drawn vehicles may only be driven on the road by persons holding a driving licence issued by Transport Malta for this purpose, as stipulated in he Regulations on the Use of Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles on the Road (S.L. 499.66)

Driving Licences for Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles

There are 3 different driving licence categories, as explained below.

Driving Licence Category X Y Z
Types of vehicles which may be driven with these driving licences:
Karrozzin (Licence A) Yes No No
Karrozzelli & Hearses (Licence B)  Yes No No
Cargo & Street Hawkers (Licence C) Yes Yes No
Private Use Sports Traditional (Licence D) Yes Yes No
Horse Riding (Licence E) No No Yes
Minimum Age 18 16
Motor Vehicle Driving Licence Yes, but applicants not holding a driving licence may sit for test on highway code, at a fee of €25.
Medical Certificate Yes (DRV 032)
Special Training Yes (Click here for more details) No, but drivers may need to attend course(s) set by the Authority.
Good Repute and Conduct Yes (Click here for more details) No
Other Details:
Validity 5 Years 10 Years
Fee for new licence €5 + €8 Administrative fee €10 + €8 Administrative fee €10
Fee for licence renewal €5 €10 €10
Issued a Driver Tag? Yes(Click here for more details) No


The following application forms shall be used as follows:

ADV-A5 - to apply for a new driving licence in category X, Y or Z;

ADV-Z8 - to modify a driving licence in category X, Y or Z.

Submission of Applications

Application forms, or any related communication, may be submitted with Transport Malta using any of the following methods:

By hand at Transport Malta’s offices, from Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 14:00, at:

  • Level 0, A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola; or
  • Tigrija Palazz, Main Gate Street, Victoria, Gozo;

By phone on:

  • Freephone 80072393 (from landline only);
  • 2555 4652 (for Gozo only)
  • 2555 5121 / 9967 5012 - Driving Licence X;
  • 2555 5157 / 9940 1366 - Driving Licence Y and Z.

By email via:

Processing of Personal Data

This Data Protection Privacy Notice shall apply to all personal data related to these licences.