Motor Tax Offices in Northern Ireland close on 17 July

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The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) today reminded people in Northern Ireland that how they tax their vehicles is changing.

From Monday 21 July, people who wish to tax or register their vehicles must do this online at or at a post office.

They will no longer be able to tax or register vehicles at DVA offices in Northern Ireland, which close on Thursday 17 July 2014.

DVLA in Swansea takes over full responsibility for all vehicle licensing services from Monday 21 July.

Specifically, if people want to tax a car on Friday 18 July, the handover period of data to Swansea, they will need to go to the Post Office.

Further information is available at A leaflet explaining the new system will be issued with all car tax reminders from 5 July.

The DVA’s other functions:

· driver licensing,

· driver and vehicle testing,

· bus and taxi licensing

· roadside compliance checks

are not affected by the transfer of vehicle licensing to Swansea.

The identity checking service for applicants for driving licences currently provided at motor tax offices, will be available from Monday 21 July at Driver Licensing HQ, County Hall, Coleraine and at the following test centres:

· Armagh,

· Ballymena,

· Belfast,

· Downpatrick,

· Enniskillen,

· Derry,

· Omagh.