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Islanders reminded of legal requirement to register imported vehicles

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Thursday 03 March 2022

Islanders who have imported vehicles but not yet registered them with Driver & Vehicle Licensing are being reminded that it is a legal requirement to do so.

Under the Motor Taxation and Licensing Law, 1987, Guernsey residents can only legally drive an imported vehicle on Guernsey roads for 48 hours without registering it. Persons taking up residence in Guernsey can legally drive an imported vehicle for up to 14 days. After this time, vehicle owners are reminded that unregistered imported vehicles cannot lawfully be driven on the public highway.

A person found guilty on summary conviction of driving an unregistered motor vehicle is liable to a fine not exceeding £2,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both a fine and imprisonment.

The process for registering a vehicle is outlined at gov.gg/vehicleownership. As part of the registration process, the vehicle will be issued with a Guernsey registration number.

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