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Converting a vehicle

The Motor Tax Office no longer inspect vehicles converted to goods vehicles, etc.,  as the procedure for converting vehicles has been revised by the Revenue Commissioners. You must follow this revised procedure if the conversion will result in any of the following:

1. A change in vehicle category (e.g. from passenger to commercial, or vice versa)

2. A change in number of seats or seatbelt fittings

3. A change in bodywork / body type of the vehicle

The first step is to complete a Declaration of Conversion Form (these are available on www.revenue.ie or at the approved NSAI Test Centres). The owner completes part of the form and the works must be certified on the remainder of the form either by a suitably qualified individual or Approved NSAI Test Centre – there are 2 of these Centres in Galway.

- Murphy Commercials, Claregalway – 091 739700

- Galway Truck Centre, Headford Road – 091 751984

Once the form has been completed and certified, it should be posted, with your Vehicle Registration Certificate (VRC), to The Revenue Commissioners, Central Vehicle Office, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford (telephone contact number is 053 9161200).  If the conversion is approved, the Revenue Commissioners will notify you in writing and you should bring this letter to the Motor Tax Office to tax your vehicle. You will need to complete Change of Particulars Form RF111 to tax the vehicle and may also need to complete a Declaration Form regarding the use of the converted vehicle. Please contact the Motor Tax Office at 091 509099 or check our Declaration Forms.

If your vehicle has been converted to any class of goods vehicle, it must also:

- be weighed at an Authorised Weighbridge

- be tested at an Authorised Test Centre

The vehicle can then be taxed by sending a Change of Particulars Form RF111, weight docket, DoE Pass Statement, and relevant fee to the Motor Tax Office, Galway County Council, Prospect Hill, Galway – Telephone 091 509099