Notifications relating to the re-registration of vehicles with new owner names are received in the offices of my Department in Shannon in two forms. Paper based notices, principally through completion of the relevant portion of the Vehicle Registration Certificates (VRC), account for 60% of overall transactions while online notifications by motor dealers through www.motortrans.ie account for 40%. Returns in respect of 2013 to date indicate that the VRC based notifications are processed within 3 working days of being received in the office while online notices are processed within 1 day.
The law requires that the seller must notify the change of ownership. It is expected that some 850,000 ownership changes will be processed in my Department in 2013.