Covid Regulations, various lockdowns and general pandemic problems, have played havoc with deadlines for Motor Vehicle Licence Renewals. George Municipality is constantly reviewing and attempting to streamline and simplify the process in order to reduce queues and continue safeguarding the public and our officials.
A new bulk facility has been opened specifically for motor dealers and runners who come in with vehicle licences to renew and the registration of new vehicles. Previously such bulk renewals have been handled after hours and on weekends by the main office. Industry members have been directly informed about this facility which will operate on the same basis as the public MVR offices located in Hibernia Street.
Executive Mayor, Leon Van Wyk last week officially opened the new facility. Here he is seen with from left Deputy Mayor Charlotte Clarke, Hester Engelbrecht (Principal Clerk), Suretha Pick (Superintendent), Executive Mayor Van Wyk, Mayley Van Wyk ( Principal Clerk) and Mr Peter Botha who is a runner for the Que Guy.
Arranging for a separate bulk facility reduces the pressure on the Hibernia street offices, however we continue to encourage the public to consider Online Renewal of vehicle licenses instead of in-person renewals as Covid-19 protocols that must be implemented, significantly impact on the amount of people that can be served in a day. All of the details for online renewal can be found here https://www.george.gov.za/vehicle-lisensing/
While vehicle licence renewals can be done online, the registration of vehicles cannot be done online as RICA requirements stipulate that the owner of the vehicle must physically appear in front of the official and the documentation must be original – this is, among other things, a measure against fraudulent registration of vehicles.
George MVR Offices are located in Hibernia Street and are open to the public weekdays 8am-3pm, except Wednesdays when closed at 2pm due to compulsory training. Access control is from the gate at the street. 044 801 9312