Title 1: Registration of Motor Vehicles

This Article is part of the Motor Vehicle Act

Section 6

No one is allowed to use a motor vehicle on public roads unless such a vehicle is registered under this act. No one is allowed to use a motor vehicle on public roads which is registered but whose owner hasn't paid the annual vehicle tax.

Section 7

A motor vehicle to be registered under this Act must meet standards set by ministerial regulations.

Section 8

Motor vehicles listed below are exempt from registration.

  1. those for the service of King
  2. those for the use by the police, registered by the police, and with a designated sign
  3. those for the service of Royal family, Royal relatives and their servants, and with a designated sign
  4. those whose owners have reported discontinuation of use
  5. those prior to sale

Section 9

Motor vehicles listed below are exempt from registration fee and vehicle tax. But they still must pay for license plates.

  1. Fire engine
  2. Ambulance
  3. Those belonging to the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications
  4. Government roller car
  5. Government tractor
  6. Those belonging to the Red Cross
  7. Those belonging to foreign embassies or the United Nations
  8. Those used for agriculture under ministerial regulation.

Section 10

A motor vehicle shall be registered at a Land Traffic Office with a jurisdiction over the owner's registered address. If the owner mostly wants to use the vehicle at some other area, he may have it registered at a Land Traffic Office with such a jurisdiction.

If the owner is a foreigner who has no registered address, he shall register the vehicle at a Land Traffic Office with a jurisdiction over his current address.

Section 11

Registered motor vehicles must carry and show their license plates when in use on public roads.

Section 12

In case it becomes apparent that a registered motor vehicle fails to meet registration requirements, the owner must not put the vehicle in use until it is properly serviced to meet the requirements.

Section 13

When changing the color of a motor vehicle, the owner must report it within seven days.

Section 14

The owner must not modify the registered motor vehicle in such a way that it doesn't meet registration requirements.

Section 15

If, apparently, a registered motor vehicle doesn't meet registration requirements, the owner of the vehicle may receive an order to have it inspected.

Section 16

In case the owner of a motor vehicle changes his address, he must report it.

Section 17

In case of transfer of ownership, it shall be reported.

Section 18

When taking a registered motor vehicle out of Thailand, the owner must ask for a permission, except some cases prescribed by a ministerial regulation.

Section 19

The Minister of Transport and Communications shall issue regulations regarding Section 17 and Section 18.

Section 20 - Section 28

registration_of_motor_vehicles.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/15 17:50 (external edit)
 
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