Trade Plates


Trade Plates are issued to Motor Traders in order to use un-taxed/un-registered vehicles on the road in limited circumstances.

When applying for Trade plates, the following information will be required:
-Your Motor Trader identity Number (Garage Code issued by Dept. of Transport)
-Your VAT Number (if registered for vat, otherwise P.P.S.N. no. must be used)
-Motor Trader premises Rateable Valuation OR Date of granted Planning Permission
-Motor Trader Insurance details

Trade Plates should be applied for with Trade Licence Application Form RF700 - download Trade Licence application form


For Motor Cycles ONE SET of Trade Plates consists of ONE plate.

All Other Vehicles must display TWO plates, one front and one rear.


Trade Plate prices are as follows:

Category of Vehicle Initial Trade Replacement Trade
Licence/Plate Licence/Plate -
Motor Cycle only €59 (1 plate) €38 (1 plate)

All other vehicles €353 (2 plates) €86 (2 plates)


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Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
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