The Western Cape Provincial Government has gazetted its motor vehicle licence fee increases for 2020.

The gazette outlines the fees for cars, motorcycles, trucks, trailers and caravans in the province with the average increase set at approximately 4.5% – in line with inflation.

Licence fees are, among other activities, predominantly used for maintenance and building of the road infrastructure, the Western Cape government said.

These vehicle licence fees are typically used by the provincial government to:

  • Build, upgrade and maintain the provincially-owned road network.
  • Assist municipalities to fund the maintenance of their more strategic roads.
  • Continue to reduce the maintenance backlog, which has been decreased by over 16% over the last 7 years.

These new fees will come into effect on 1 April 2020.

You can find the list of the most important proposed fees detailed below.

Type Current cost New cost
Vehicle registration fee R220 R240
Motorcycle licence fee R192 R204
Car licence fee (0-250 kg) R288 R294
Car licence fee (251-500 kg) R300 R312
Car licence fee (501-750 kg) R306 R318
Car licence fee (751-1000 kg) R336 R348
Car licence fee (1001-1250 kg) R408 R420
Car licence fee (1251-1500kg) R558 R576
Car licence fee (1501-1750kg) R624 R642
Car licence fee (1751-2000kg) R708 R732
Car licence fee (2001-2250kg) R966 R1 002
Trailer licence fee R108 R114
Caravan licence fee R294 R306
Specially classified motor vehicle licence fee R120 R138

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