Trade Plates

Trade Plates are basically Dealer Plates issued to Motor Traders in order to transport vehicles on the road which may not yet have been registered or taxed.

In order to qualify for Trade Plates you must adhere to the following:

  • You must be a registered Garage
  • You must be paying Commercial rates on a premises or have a current planning application in relation to the intended premises

Trade Plates should be applied for with  RF700 - Trade Licence Application (PDF) - 414 kbs

When applying for Trade plates, the following information will be required:

  • Your Motor Dealer identity Number (Registered Garage Number)
  • Your VAT Number (if registered for VAT, otherwise P.P.S.N. number must be used)
  • Premises Rateable Valuation OR  a current Planning Application Number
  • Motor Trader Insurance details