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Request New Registration Plates

Registration plates are very important and are required by the Traffic Act to be displayed on all vehicles operating in any capacity throughout the Cayman Islands.

Should the registration plates on your vehicle be replaced? Take a look at them; is it difficult to make out the numbers/letters? Has your vehicle been in an accident, distorting one or both plates? If so, surrender them at any of our locations.

Replacing registration plates will also require that your Electronic Vehicle Registration (EVR) vehicle licence (coupon) and log book be surrendered as well. Why? Your EVR vehicle licence (coupon) also displays the registration number and letters.

To assist in avoiding unnecessary delays in this process, please follow these suggestions:

  • Bring your Certificate of Vehicle Licence and Roadworthiness (log book). Your insurance cover note / certificate or policy will be needed.
  • Attend in person; only the registered owner of the vehicle can request registration plate’s replacement.
  • Complete the Application for a New Registration Plate before you get to the counter.
  • Be sure to bring along a valid identification, i.e. your driver’s licence.

Replacing your registration plates will cost CI$75.00, plus an additional CI$10.00 for a new EVR vehicle licence (coupon), and $30.00 for a new log book if not being surrendered.

Upon completion of this process, you will be issued new registration plates, a new EVR, vehicle licence (coupon) and a new Certificate of Vehicle Licence and Roadworthiness (log book).

Have your vehicle’s registration plates been lost or stolen? If so, before visiting us, file a report with the Royal Cayman Islands Police. Once you have done so, you will be issued a copy of your report, bring it along when applying for new registration plates.

The replacement of Personalized or Quincentennial registration plates will take longer, about two to four weeks. Until the plates arrival, you will be issued temporary registration plates. Replacing your Personalized or Quincentennial plates will cost CI$30.00. (Form 9) If your Personalized Plates has not been processed, a regular set of plates will be issued. When your plates are ready for collection you will be contacted by a member of staff.

Exchange Foreign Licence

After six months in the Cayman Islands, a new resident will have to pass both the written and road exams to exchange a foreign licence.

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