How much is vehicle change of ownership in South Africa?

The cost of a vehicle change of ownership in South Africa can vary depending on several factors, including the province where the transaction takes place and the specific fees set by the relevant authorities. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Licensing Fee: The change of ownership process typically involves updating the vehicle’s registration and licensing information. The licensing fee varies by province but generally ranges from around R200 to R400.
  2. Traffic Register Fee: There is also a traffic register fee that is charged for updating the vehicle’s ownership details. This fee can range from approximately R100 to R300.
  3. Roadworthy Certificate: In some cases, a roadworthy certificate may be required during the change of ownership process. The cost of obtaining a roadworthy certificate, if needed, will be an additional expense. Refer to the previous response for an estimate of roadworthy certificate costs.

These fees are approximate and subject to change. It’s essential to contact your local licensing or traffic department or visit their website for the most up-to-date information on the fees associated with a vehicle change of ownership in your specific location.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that there may be additional costs involved in the process, such as administrative fees or penalties if the vehicle’s licensing or registration is not up to date.

The cost of changing ownership of a vehicle in Gauteng is R150, R100 for the registration certificate, and R50 for the transaction if its within 21 days. The cost is R165 if the original is lost, destroyed or stolen, and R33 if the original registration document is submitted to the registering authority in Western Cape.