How to License to Own or Operate a Waste Transportation Vehicle in Nigeria

License to Own or Operate a Waste Transportation Vehicle in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The applicant must apply in person for a License To Own or Operate a Vehicle Waste Transportation Vehicle.
  • You can find the contact information and address details for the approved Vehicle Licensing Offices in each state of Nigeria on the following page: Contact link

  • Ask the appropriate authority to issue a form and the necessary forms to register a Commercial Vehicle.
  • When you visit the office, make sure you have all of the required documents.
  • Fill in the sections as necessary and complete the forms. Attach the required documents to the forms.
  • Send the completed application forms and supporting documents to the appropriate authority. They will be sent to a police officer to verify.
  • He/she will review the documents submitted and stamp it with the date of completion.
  • The applicant will then be asked to pay the fees required for the license/numberplate.
  • To get your allocated plate number, pay the fees and bring the receipt to the office.
  • Your new vehicle registration has been completed. All documents submitted will be returned.

Apply online

  • The online application for a License to Own or Operate a Waste Transportation Vehicle must be submitted to the National Vehicle Identification System’s official website: online application link
  • Click on the link to register a vehicle and then click on the “New Vehicle Registration” button.
  • The Vehicle Registration Form will be displayed. You will need to fill out the first section with details about your vehicle and make any other pertinent selections by clicking on the appropriate drop-downs.
  • Click on the “Vehicle Category” drop-down menu in the section “Vehicle Information” and choose “Commercial”.
  • Once you have completed ‘Vehicle Information,’ click on the “+” symbol to open a tab called ‘Owner Information.
  • Also, enter details about the owner by selecting the appropriate options and filling in the required fields.
  • Click on the “+” symbol to open “other Information”. Enter the Driver License number and name of the bearer, then select the state in which you would like the plate number to go.
  • If you’d like, check the “Request Fancy Plate” box and then enter the number you would like to get in the field. Click the “Check Available” button to confirm that it is indeed available.
  • After you’ve completed the application form, click on “Preview” to see your completed form once again.
  • You can check it thoroughly and, if necessary, click the “Edit” button to return to the application page.
  • Make any necessary adjustments and click “Preview” again. Click “Submit” to confirm the declaration.
  • Your application details and a reference number will appear after submission. Click the “Print” button to print it.
  • This is the last step in your online application process. The office will contact you via your email ID with further information.

Documents Required For License to Own

  • Completed forms (as applicable).
  • Attestation Letter
  • Delivery acknowledgment slip
  • Purchase invoice/receipt
  • Ownership proof
  • Valid driving licence
  • National Identification Card/International Passport
  • Documentation proving residential address (Utility Bill).
  • Photographs of passport size (as needed)
  • Clearance Certificate from customs and Tax Identification Number (imported vehicles).
  • Duty Certificate (imported cars)

To collect assigned plate number:

  • You must provide proof of payment
  • Evidence of ownership
  • Vehicle identification tag

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Federal Road Safety Corps National Headquarters
No. No. 4, Maputo Street
Zone 3, Wuse
Phone: 0700- 2255- 377
Toll-free number: 122
Website: homepage link

Directorate of Road Traffic Service.
Abuja, FCT.
Website: Homepage link
Contact link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Anyone in Nigeria who purchased a vehicle for Waste Transportation and needs registration is eligible to apply.
  • A valid form of identification and a valid commercial driving license must be presented by the applicant.


A standard registration plate usually costs between N12500 and N50000, while a customized plate typically costs around N80000.


Vehicle registrations are usually valid for a minimum of 15 years.


  • To avoid rejections, applicants are asked to fill out the application form accurately and completely. All required documents must also be submitted.
  • For more information, applicants can contact the office to inquire about the fees details.
  • It is important that applicants verify all documents before they are returned by authorities.

Requirements Information

  • Car Make, Colour and Fuel Type
  • Year of manufacture and model
  • Number and capacity of the engine
  • Type/Group of Vehicle
  • Chassis number
  • Tank capacity and reading of the odometer
  • Number of policies
  • Number of an old plate
  • Names and addresses of the owners
  • Identification card number
  • Email address and mobile number
  • State, city, and LGA of the residence
  • Driver’s License Number and Name of the holder

You will need the document

Anyone in Nigeria who owns a vehicle new must register it with the Federal Road Safety Corps of Nigeria.

Information that might be of assistance

  • Private agencies can also assist owners with obtaining registration for a vehicle in Nigeria.
  • In all cases, the registrants must make arrangements to pay the required amount of money for the registration process.



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