Trade Plates

Information on how to obtain Trade Plates from the Motor Tax office


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:

  • RF700 Download RF700 here
  • Insurance Certificate showing Motor Trade under limitations of use
  • Proof of VAT registration with Revenue dated within the last 12 months.
  • Proof of rates account with Kilkenny County Council dated within the last 12 months.
  • Appropriate Fee.

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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