How to Register a Change in Vehicle Ownership In Norway

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After the notice of sale has been filed as well as registered by the purchaser (the buyer) who is listed on the notice of sale will be issued the payment for motor tax on vehicles as well as toll road fees as well as any fines or penalties to be paid. If the NPRA is not able to receive a correct notification of sale and the seller (the previous owner) continues to receive such claims even if the car was taken out of its possession. Both the buyer and seller must enter correctly their personal details to finalize the transfer ownership.

Buyer’s Responsibility

It is the duty of the seller to draft the notice of sale along with the buyer. after the notification has been completed, the seller will send it via mail or personally deliver it to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

The seller also has to provide the ‘part 2’ of the registration certificate required for the transfer, and pay any annual tax due.

Buyers’ responsibilities

The buyer has to assist the seller with the process of preparing the notice of sale.

In order to register the vehicle, the buyer has to present a photo ID with the number of his/her personal identification (11 digits) or their company number.

Also, it is the obligation of the purchaser to obtain an insurance policy for the car that is registered and to pay the costs of registering the change of ownership

Required Documents For Register a Change in Vehicle Ownership

  • Notification of sale
  • Registration certificate for vehicles in two parts
  • Annual motor vehicle registration tax or motor vehicle tax.
  • Insurance
  • Photo ID
  • National identification number
  • Periodic technical inspections/EU inspections
  • Identification proof:
    • This could be in shape of driver’s license, passport or any similar ID papers issued by government agency that bears the name, the national identity number, and photograph of the bearer is accepted. A bank ID that includes the national identity number as well as a photo can also be accepted.
    • For enterprises, companies and other entities Printouts from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities (Enhetsregisteret) with the number of the company is acceptable.

Office Locations and Contacts

The Directorate of Public Roads (Vegdirektoratet)

Directorate of Public Roads (head office):Statens Vegvesen Directorate of Vegdirektoratet
P.O. box 8142 , Dep
NO-0033 OSLO

Directorate of Public Roads (office address):
Brynsengfaret 6A
Telefax: + 47 22 07 37 68
Telephone: 02030
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Regional Offices

NPRA Eastern Region Eastern Region

P. O. Box 1010
NO-2605 Lillehammer
Tel 02030 (from overseas +47 915 02030 (from abroad) NOK 0.59 starting price and no 0.39 per minute inclusive of. VAT. On cellular phones there are special pricing (varies according to the operator and kind of contract (please look up prices on the website of your mobile provider ).
Telefax: +47 61 25 75 80

NPRA Southern Region Southern Region

PO Box 723
No-4808 Arendal
Phone 02030 (from overseas (+47 915 02030 from abroad)
Telefax: +47 37 01 98 01

NPRA Western Region Western Region

Askedalen 4
No-6863 Leikanger
Tel 02030 (from outside the country 07915 02030 (from abroad)
Telefax: +47 57 65 59 86

NPRA Central Region Central Region

No. 6404 Molde
Tel 02030 (from outside the country 07915 02030 (from abroad)
Telefax: +47 71 27 41 01

NPRA Northern Region Northern Region

PO Box 1403
NO-8002 Bordeaux
Tel 02030 (from outside the country 07915 02030 (from abroad)
Telefax: +47 75 55 29 51

NPRA Web site

Norwegian Customs Information Centre: +47 0 30 1

Directorate of Customs and Excise Call: +47 22 8603 02
Customs Area Oslo and Akershus Contact number: Call +47 22 8603 01
Customs Area Eastern Norway: +47 69 36 22 01
Customs Area Southern Norway: +47 38 12 00 12
Customs Area Western Norway +47 55 57 37 00
Customs Regional Central Norway Contact number: +47 843 00
Customs Région Northern Norway +47 777 555 000
For contact details


Only those with an Norwegian National Identity Number, D-number, or Norwegian organization number can get a car registered in their name.


Registration fee

The cost of registration varies based on the kind of vehicle that is registered. it is the duty to the Norwegian Customs and Excise Office to determine and take fees for registration. The fee is payable via a bank card at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office or via the giro forms that are given directly to the new proprietor in case the papers have not been delivered to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office in person.

Motor vehicle taxes and tax on weight

The required annual weight tax needs to be paid prior to the vehicle can be transferred into your name. Norwegian Customs and Excise is accountable for these taxes however, they are able to be paid using a credit card at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.


Changes in ownership of a vehicle must be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices. Forms for registration can be handed in either in person or by mail.

The document is needed

The registration of vehicles is a requirement for the State. Its aim is to ensure the ownership of the vehicle and to charge motorists or owners of vehicles. Most vehicles carry an individual vehicle identification number however only registered vehicles have a registration plate for their vehicle and have a registration certificate.

The following steps will show you how to make a change of ownership in Norway.

External Links

  • Norwegian Public Roads Administration Website:



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