Motor Tax

Irish residents can now renew their motor tax 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a new website, The guide included on these pages should be of assistance to you.

You can do all your Motor Taxation and Driver Licensing business by post. Do not send cash by post or through the express postal facility. We accept all major credit and Laser cards.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Telephone No: (071) 9620005 email: for queries.

Motor Tax Office
Leitrim County Council

Aras an Chontae
Co Leitrim, N41 PF67

Please note that all Cheques/Bank Drafts/Postal Orders/Money Orders must be made payable to:

Leitrim County Council Motor Taxation Account

Drivers Licences


From January 2013, anyone who applies for their first learner permit or is renewing their driving licence will receive a modern, plastic, credit-card sized version. The new licence will be in a format that is standardised and recognisable throughout the EU and is one of the changes being introduced in Ireland as part of a new EU Directive.

The new plastic card licence will only be available to those who:

  • have passed their driving test and are applying for their first driving licence
  • are renewing their learner permit or driving licence
  • are exchanging a foreign driving licence for an Irish driving licence

Licenses issued from the 19th January will also be subject to changes to licensing rules as part of the EU Directive, the most significant of which is that licences for trucks and buses will now last for five years instead of the current ten years. There are also changes to motorcycle licensing categories.

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