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Garaging and De-Garaging of Vehicles

In order to facilitate your access to this service, Transport Malta prepared the attached brochure.

Garaging a vehicle

Garaged vehicles cannot be driven on the road unless they are de-garaged, or unless owner holds a temporary permit issued by Transport Malta in this regard.

A vehicle shall remain garaged until it is originally de-garaged or de-registered  by the registered owner. Vehicles carrying foreign registration plates cannot be garaged.

In order to garage a vehicle, the registered owner shall submit the following at Transport Malta’s offices in Paola or Ħal Lija. For addresses and opening hours, kindly refer here.

  • Application form VEH 67 including the place where the vehicle will be kept during the garaged period;
  • Registration plates;
  • The vehicle’s registration certificate;
  • Road licence -  if the road licence is expired, any arrears need to be settled before proceeding with the vehicle’s garaging;
  • In the case of vehicles owned by a company, a board resolution specifying the details of the vehicle, the vehicle owner, the transaction being required and signed by the company secretary or director or board of directors;
  • In the case of missing/lost logbook, road licence and/or number plate(s) declaration form VEH39 (Maltese or English) and an €8.00 fee;
  • ID Card of registered owner;
  • €10.00 administration fee and any pending CVA fees and/or fines.

NOTE 1: K, QZ and Y numbers plates and customized plates are retained by Transport Malta. All other plates are destroyed when the respective vehicle is garaged. Upon de-garaging and re-issue of the plates, no fee for the plates applies and personal plates can be kept up to five days to be destroyed;

NOTE 2: Spouse consent is not required to garage a vehicle.

NOTE 3: If a vehicle needs to be garage when there is no declared heir, a request shall be submitted along with a notarial declaration explaining why there is no declared heir and signed by at least one of the heirs requesting the garaging of the vehicle until an heir is declared.

When an application for the garaging of a vehicle is accepted, Transport Malta shall issue the owner with a new registration certificate for reference purposes, noting a restriction: vehicle garaged.

De-Garaging a vehicle

In order to de-garage a vehicle, the registered owner shall submit the following at Transport Malta’s offices in Paola or Ħal Lija. For addresses and opening hours, kindly refer here.

  • Application form VEH 06;
  • A valid and original insurance certificate;
  • VRT Certificate (if applicable);
  • ID Card of registered owner;
  • The vehicle’s registration certificate;
  • In the case of vehicles owned by a company, a board resolution specifying the details of the vehicle, the vehicle owner, the transaction being required and signed by the company secretary or director or board of directors;
  • In the case of vehicles owned by a company which has been liquidated or closed down, a letter from the liquidator along with the Memorandum and Articles declaring that the company was dissolved and identifying the liquidator;
  • In the case of missing/lost logbook, road licence and/or number plate(s) declaration form VEH39 (Maltese or English) and an €8.00 fee;
  • Payment of the applicable Road Licence fee;
  • €10.00 administration fee;
  • €70.00 to re-issue registration plates ( except for K, QZ and Y plates, and customised plates)
     

 Documents required to garage a vehicle, if benefitting from the Arrears Regularization Scheme:

  1. Application form VEH 44;
  2. Affidavit from a Notary - case particular;
  3. Vehicle’s registration certificate (logbook);
  4. Vehicle’s registration plates;
  5. Payment of half the pending road licence fees;
  6. If any contraventions were issued since the licence’s expiry date, then licence needs to be paid up to the last contravention issued;
  7. An administration fee of €10;
  8. A garaging fee of €125.

 NOTE: If any of the above documents and /or number plates are missing, declaration form VEH 039 (Maltese or English version) shall be presented along with an adminisation fee of €8.