Vehicle test stations in the Western Cape started operating on Monday 1st June 2020, subject to ensuring compliance to the COVID-19 safety protocols. All the AVTS branches have implemented preventative measures to ensure that employees and customers will be welcomed into a safe and sanitised environment, with the proper social distancing protocols. Customers are expected to wear masks, have their temperature taken, complete a contact tracing register and practice safe social distancing while queuing or waiting. Booking is advised to prevent unnecessary waiting times.
If you had a valid roadworthy and it expired during the period 27 March to 31 May 2020, it will be deemed to be valid for a further 90 days from 1st June 2020. This also applies to all other types of licences; Trade Plates are deemed to be valid in the same way, with their validity period extended for a further grace period of 6 months.
Re-tests: If your vehicle failed at AVTS just before the lockdown, you are entitled to re-submit the vehicle for a FREE Re-test before the 15th June, during which a full test will be done. If the vehicle fails, your next test will be considered a new test which has to be paid.
REGISTERING AUTHORITIES AND LICENSING OFFICES: According to a media release on the 1st June, the City of Cape Town announced its plans to open its Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing offices in a phased manner from 9th – 10th June 2020 to members of the public. The City also reminded the public that a 90-day grace period applies from 1st June 2020 for expired driving licence cards, temporary driving licences, learner’s licences, PrDP’s and Vehicle Registration and Licence Renewal Disks. As stated above, this also applies to Roadworthy Certificates.
The Licensing Offices that will be opening from 9th-10th June 2020, include the Cape Town Civic Centre, the Table Bay Mall, Parow Traffic Department, Plumstead, Strand, Brackenfell and Atlantis. The City said that it will continue to communicate with the public as additional Licensing Offices open. The Licensing Office at AVTS Airport remains closed for at least another month.