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Increasing Capacity VMCOTT Approved for Inspection of T Registered Motor Vehicles

Increasing Capacity VMCOTT Approved for Inspection of T Registered Motor Vehicles Printable Version

25 Sep 2018


The Ministry of Works and Transport is pleased to announce the expansion of Vehicle Testing Stations across Trinidad and Tobago. The Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (VMCOTT) has been approved as an official testing station for the inspection of Motor Cycles, Private Cars not exceeding a Tare Weight of 2,270 kgs and “T” Goods Motor Vehicles up to 3200 kgs M.G.W.

Members of the general public are invited to visit the following VMCOTT locations to have their "T" vehicles inspected at the cost of three hundred dollars ($300.00):

  •  Head Office – Administration Building, #22 Beetham Gardens, Beetham Highway, Laventille,
  •     Port of Spain, Telephone: 626-1468/625-9028 or 626-1679
  •  San Fernando – Union Hall, Cross Crossing, San Fernando, Telephone: 652-0396
  •  Tobago – Old Farm Road, Scarborough, Tobago, Telephone: 639-2177
Persons desirous of having their motor vehicles inspected are invited to contact the offices of VMCOTT to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will also be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please take note of the following requirements:
  • Drivers are required to present their original Certified Copy, Insurance Certificate and Drivers Permit. Note: Any Engine or Colour change must be conducted at a Licensing Department and reflected on the Certified Copy.

  • The vehicle must be Engine, and Under washed.

  • The vehicle must not be sprayed with shock oil until the inspection process is completed

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to reiterate that motor vehicle/motorcycle inspection is a legal requirement. On July 5th 2018, a five (5) month moratorium was granted on the inspection of motor vehicles. This moratorium will provide drivers with sufficient time to ensure that their vehicles are properly inspected, and the necessary inspection stickers are affixed to their vehicles, in accordance with the requirements of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations. Members of the public are reminded that the five-month moratorium will expire on December 31st 2018. As the Government seeks to bring the incidence of road traffic accidents and fatalities down to zero, it is critical that drivers can provide proof that their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition.

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