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Motor Vehicle Change of Ownership


This is transfer of ownership of vehicle to the second party. 

Who is eligible?

All citizens and residents. 

How do I get this service?
  • Submit original registration book completed and signed by both the current and the new owner to the Registration and licencing officer. 
  • Pay prescribed fee determined by vehicle weight.
What supporting documents are required?

Applicants are required to submit the following;

  • Current original registration book completed and signed by both parties
  • Certified copies of valid identities for both current and new owners
  • For all organisations, registration book must be stamped and signed by an authorized personnel

In case of deceased owner:

  • Certified copy of death certificate
  • Certification letter from Kgosi, District Commissioner or a Court order indicating the legal beneficiary.
  • Certified copy of the beneficiary’s applicable identity

Note: If there is a dispute the beneficiary shall be determined by a competent court of law 

In case of Court order

  • Writ of execution
  • Copy of Court order (addressed to the Department of road transport and safety)
  • Copy of notice of sale

For auctioned vehicles:

  • Registration book completed and signed by both the current and new owners
  • Proof of purchase
How long will this service take?

Immediate .

How much does it cost?

The costs involved are as follows; 

  • Individuals and Companies  BWP 169.00
  • Government ( Central Transport Organisation  and Botswana Defence Force) auctioned vehicles prices will be determined by the vehicle weight. 
Where can I obtain this service?

Visit any of the Department of Road Transport and Safety around the country for assistance.

Opening hours are from 07:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. 

Where can I get more information on this Service

Public Relations Unit

Department of Road Transport and Safety
Tshomarelo House
Botswana Savings Bank Building
Private Bag 0054 

Tel. (267) 368-8600
Fax.(267) 397-1117/1114
Email: mtcpro%E2%80%8B [at] (mtcpro​ 

Toll Free Number: 17779  

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