How to Register a Vehicle In Bermuda

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  1. To have your car inspected make an appointment to have it checked by TCD. You can schedule an appointment at any time during normal business hours to any of the three testing locations. Remember that motorcycle tests must be taken at the principal TCD location.
  2. After your vehicle has passed the test, you must pay the registration fee for your first vehicle.
  3. The registration for the vehicle has to be renewed every year.

Exemptions from Annual Examinations:

Private cars are not subject to inspection after the second and fourth years of ownership. They must be registered, but the inspections for these years is waived.

Example: If you bought a vehicle during 2003 don’t have to get it checked in 2004 or the year 2006. If a vehicle is no longer owned by the original owner, the vehicle has to be examined every year.

Some classes of vehicles that are public-service have to be checked every two years. This includes: Taxis, Limousines, Mini-Buses, and Taxis.

Required Documents For Register a Vehicle

  • Application form completed
  • Evidence of insurance
  • The bill of sale

Office Locations and Contacts

Transport Control Department

Main TCD Line (Call Center): (441) 292-1271
Main Fax (441) 292-8843

Physical Address
11. North Street, Hamilton HM17, Bermuda

Email Address
P.O. Box 718, Hamilton Hamilton HM CX, Bermuda

Time of Office:
Open from Monday to Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

North Street Location Only:
Open from Monday to Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Rockaway Satellite Location:
Open Monday through Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm

Southside Satellite Site:
Open from Monday through Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm


  • Cycle Inspections can only be performed only at North Street Testing. North Street Testing location
  • From April 6th, 2009 the motor vehicle safety as well as emissions tests will now be carried out through the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. (BECL)


How to Register a Vehicle In Bermuda
How to Register a Vehicle In Bermuda


Vehicles must be inspected by an TCD examiner before they are able to be licensed.

Nobody will be permitted to apply for (or renew) an automobile licence unless they are the possessor in possession of valid drivers’ license for the vehicle that is registered.


Exam Fees

  • Examination of the Auxiliary Cycle $34.00
  • Examining the motor Cycle : $35.00
  • Inspection of the condition of 4 Wheel Vehicles : $49.00
  • Examiners for Driver’s Licence (Under the age of 65) : $46.00
  • Exam for Driving Instructor : $57.68

The Initial Registration Fees for Vehicles

  • Auxiliary Licence Plate: $24.00
  • Motor Cycle Licence Plate: $25.00
  • Motor Vehicle Licence Plate $48.00
  • Auxiliary Cycle Registration/Transfer Fee: $32.00
  • Transfer or registration fee for vehicles : $37.00
  • Duplicate Vehicle License : $16.48
  • Part Ownership Fee for a vehicle : $1.30

Annual Vehicle Licensing Fees (excluding the exam fee)

  • Privately owned : $62.05
  • Livery : $83.95
  • Motor Cycles:
    • Up to 100cc: $83.95
    • Up 100cc (Seniors) : $43.24
    • 101cc to 125cc: $91.25
    • 101cc to 100cc to (Seniors) : $47.00
    • From 126cc up to 150cc : $149.65
    • From 126cc to 150cc (Seniors) : $75.19
  • Private Cars:
    • Class A: $288.35
    • Class A (Seniors) : $142.35
    • Class B: $397.85
    • Class B (Seniors) : $197.10
    • Class C: $562.10
    • Class C (Seniors) : $281.05
    • Class D: $693.50
    • Class D (Seniors) : $346.75
    • Class E: $970.00
    • Class E (Seniors) : $485.45
    • Class F: $1,127.85
    • Class F (Seniors) : $562.10
    • Class G: $1,310.35
    • Classes G (Seniors) : $653.35
    • Class H: $1,595.05
    • Class H (Seniors) : $795.70
  • Motor Taxis: $310.25
  • Trucks:
    • Light: $883.30
    • Light Private: $883.30
    • Intermediate: $1,175.30
    • Heavy A : $1,569.50
    • Heavy B :$1,865.15
    • Heavy C : $2,266.65
    • Heavy X : $2,596.60


  • When your automobile is inspected, you must pay the examination fee applicable to the vehicle (located in the above) as well as the fee for relicencing upon renewing.
  • TCD accepts cash and Master Card as well as Visa. There are no ATMs in any of the locations of TCD.


The registration for the vehicle has to be renewed each year.

The annual registration fee is determined by category of the vehicle.


vehicle inspection:The Inspection takes place in the offices of the Transport Control Department and at two satellite sites.

Documentation is needed

All vehicles have to have a registration with Bermuda’s Transport Control Department on an annual basis.

External Links

  • Transport Control Department – Bermuda:

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