Livery - Road Traffic Department

This service will only be granted  for the registration of a vehicle bearing a Livery plate.


  1. Submit a letter to the Road Traffic Controller requesting a Livery Plate
  2. Once approved for the Livery plate, a Grant Letter will be issued to the applicant
  3. Apply for a Public Service Driver’s Licence at the Road Traffic Department. Once approved the Licence will be issued at RTD.
  4. Present the motor vehicle to your nearest Road Traffic Department in New Providence or the Family islands. The Administrator’s office will act on behalf of RTD in Bimini/Cat Cay, Harbor Island and Spanish Wells.
  5. Provide the Inspector at the location with all of your supporting documents.
  6. The Inspector will verify documents and perform the inspection on the vehicle. Please note that the Route must be adorned to the vehicle at the time of inspection. If vehicle fails the inspection the failure reason will be captured for RTD records.
  7. If the vehicle passes the inspection the owner will be given a Inspection Certificate of Fitness form for the owner to present to the Customer Service Representative.
  8. The Customer Service Representative will capture the identity and vehicle supporting documents. Once these documents are verified the owner will be registered in the Transport Management System. At this time the owner will be assigned a Transport Management Number (TMN).
  9. Your vehicle will be registered under your TMN.
  10. Upon payment of the the required fees by the owner, the Cashier will issue the Vehicle License Disc, a Title Certificate and new motor vehicle licence plates.

Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of Application letter
  • Valid Public Service Driver’s Licence
  • Valid Insurance Certificate or Insurance Cover Note
  • Valid Business Licence
  • Franchise Grant Letter


The month of May is Public Service month when all Public Service Vehicles are licensed. Also, inspection is done twice a year for Public Service Vehicles during the months of May and October.

Related Fee(s):

Category Vehicle
Licence Fee
Plate Fees
(New Plates)
Public Service Fee
$160 $35 $15 $15 $20
$560 $35 $15 $15 $20
(over 15000lbs)
$710 $35 $15 $15 $20


Application Form(s):

There is no application form to complete. Instead, the applicant should draft a letter with an official request for a Livery Plate addressed to:

Mr. Ross Smith
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
P. O. Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas

Contact Us:

For more information, you may contact the Road Traffic Department at the address below:

Franchise Unit:

Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
Eastern Entrance Section 4
P.O. Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tel.: (242)604-5423-6  |  (242)604-5434


Agency Contact Info:

Road Traffic Department
Eastern Entrance Section 4
P O Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas


Tel.: (242)604-5402  |  (242)604-5428

Fax: (242)322-8910