Thursday, 8 March 2018

Ceisteanna (472)

Catherine Murphy


472. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the processing of a vehicle change of ownership form will be expedited in view of the fact that a person (details supplied) is the subject of penalty fines for a toll outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10953/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Article 12 of SI No. 385 of 1992 provides for the licensing authority to be informed in writing by the current registered owner when a vehicle is being permanently exported from the State. The current registered owner must inform their local Motor Tax Office and/or the Driver and Vehicle Computer Services Division (DVCSD), Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shannon, Co. Clare that the vehicle is being exported. The current registered owner must also provide the name and address details of the person who is taking ownership of the vehicle.

On receipt of this documentation the National Vehicle and Driver File is updated to reflect the vehicle as "Intended for Export".

The vehicle record on the NVDF continues to be recorded with a vehicle status " Current" until confirmation is received from the export destination.

On receipt of this confirmation the NVDF is then updated to record the vehicle status to "Exported".

To date this office has not received any confirmation from the export destination.

On receipt of documentation by the Department on January 11, 2018 the NVDF has been updated accordingly. The NVDF now shows Mr. Lunn as having ceased to be the owner of this vehicle from January 9, 2018.

I will advise eFlow of these details.