Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles on the Road

Use of Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles on the Road

Licensing of Animals, Animal-drawn Vehicles and Drivers

Transport Malta has started accepting applications for the following, in accordance to the Regulations on the Use on the Road of Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles (S.L.499.66).

  • · Licences for animals or animal-drawn vehicles to be used on the road;
  • · Licences for driving of animals or animal-drawn vehicles on the road.

Therefore, persons owning one or more animal-drawn vehicles, and/or one or more animals used under saddle are invited to collect and submit the applicable application forms so that they can be licensed for the use of such vehicles and/or animals on the road. Every such application shall be accompanied by:

  • An insurance certificate for each animal-drawn vehicle and/or animal to be licensed including the name and microchip number of the same;
  • A health certificate issued by a veterinarian
  • Identification document (commonly referred to as Passport) for each animal to be licensed.

Moreover, persons wishing to apply for a licence to drive such animal-drawn vehicles and/or animals on the road are also required to collect and submit the applicable application form and shall be accompanied by the following:

  • Photo copy of ID card;
  • Photo copy of the driving licence;
  • Transport Malta medical form to be filled by GP ;

Applicants who have reached the age of 16 years and do not have a driving licence, but wish to obtain an animal-drawn vehicle driving licence, shall sit for a theory test on the Highway Code provided for by Transport Malta. 

The application forms may be downloaded as follows:

ADV-A1– Application for a Karozzini Operator Licence;

ADV-A2– Application for Licence B or C;

ADV-A3– Application for Licence D;

ADV-A4– Application for Licence E;

ADV-A5– Application for Driving Licences X, Y or Z.

ADV-Z1 - Details of Company or Partnership

ADV-Z3 - Form to Modify Licence

ADV-Z6 - Authorisation to use animal not owned by licence holder

ADV-Z7 - Transfer of Karrozzin Operator Licence.

ADV-Z8 - Modification of Driving Licence

Transport Malta Medical Form

The Veterinarian Surgeons offering their service for the issue of the General Health Certificates ADV-Z2 are listed HERE. 

Veterinarian Surgeons wishing to start offering their service for the issue of the General Health Certificates ADV-Z2 are kindly requested to submit their request on the email listed below

More information may be obtained:

  • From Transport Malta’s Customer Care office at Level 1, A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola;
  • From Transport Malta’s Customer Care office at Tigrija Palazz, Main Gate Street, Victoria, Gozo;
  • Through freephone from landline on 80072393;
  • Through phone on 2555 5157; or
  • Through the email address rtlu.tm@transport.gov.mt.