All Zimbabwe vehicles changing ownership to maintain current plates

By Staff reporter | 27 Feb 2019 at 18:26hrs
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The Central Vehicle Registry has announced that all vehicles changing ownership should maintain current plates, what only changes is the new registered book with details of the new owner.  This change in policy was mainly as a result of shortages of number plates, CVR has changed its policy on change of ownership.

The CVR ran out of vehicle registration plates which meant that when Zimbabweans purchased their vehicles the could not access the number plates.

Motorists who require the short versions of the plates have been waiting for more than two months to access them, while those who require long versions have been waiting for over a month.

The CVR made some changes to their software system and effected a new policy.



New Policy On Change of Ownership

With effect from today 26 February 2019 all vehicles changing ownership should maintain current plates, what only changes is the new registered book with details of the new owner. This functionality have (sic) been enabled in the system

The motorist pays $15 and get a registration book only with the new owner details.

The number plates and 3rd party plates remains (sic) the same and no-plates will be surrendered. All the other requirements remain unchanged.

New Number Plates will be issued as usual on the following cases;

1. When a government or local authority vehicle is changing ownership, plates must be surrendered as usual. They pay $80 or $70 if trailer/motor cycle, the policy did not change for these vehicles

2. Were (sic) a vehicle is changing ownership and category from Public Service Vehicle(PSV) to private or vice versa.

3. Conversion of old "check letter" plates

4. Replacing damaged/lost/defaced number plates

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