Scheme to regularise garaged cars is extended following overwhelming response
Transport Malta is extending the scheme launched in July, to regularise vehicles which are declared as garaged but have been scrapped or disposed of without informing Transport Malta. The scheme applied until the end of February but it is now extended until the end of June 2016.
The scheme proved highly successful. In January, 2,519 vehicles were scrapped compared to 349 vehicles scrapped during the same month last year. Until today, 2,776 vehicles were scrapped in February compared to just 329 in February last year.
Since 1st November 2013, scrapping or de-registering a vehicle is only permitted if the owner presents a certificate of destruction issued by an authorised facility. The certificate confirms that the vehicle was transferred in accordance with the Waste Management (End-of Life Vehicles) Regulations.
Vehicles which are declared as garaged but which have been disposed of prior to the 1st November 2013 without giving notice to the Authority, may be de-registered with the Authority upon presentation of a sworn affidavit by not later than the end of June 2016. If a vehicle has been unofficially disposed of after the 1st November 2013, a fee of €100 will be paid to the Authority. Such concession will be available until the end of June 2016.
A fee of €500 shall be paid to the Authority for de-registration of any vehicle which is not disposed of at an authorised facility after the 1st July 2016.
For further information one may contact Transport Malta by calling on 8007 2393. Alternatively, one may visit us at the Vehicle Licensing Unit in Hornworks Ditch, Floriana, Hall B from Monday to Friday between 07:30hrs and 12:00hrs.