New Vehicle Registration and Inspection - Road Traffic Department

This service facilitates the registration of motor vehicles being licensed for the first time in The Bahamas, or being transferred from one owner to another within the country.


  1. 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.
  2. Provide the Inspector at the location with all of your supporting documents.
  3. The Inspector will verify documents and perform the inspection on the vehicle. If vehicle fails the inspection the failure reason will be captured for RTD records.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. Your vehicle will be registered under your TMN.
  7. 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 Required:

  • Valid Insurance Certificate or Cover Note
  • Bill of Sale or Sales Invoice
  • Customs Vehicle Information Slip
  • Proof of Age Document (Passport, Birth Certificate or Voter’s Card)
  • Valid Bahamian Driver’s Licence.

Additional Information:

Vehicle Registration and Inspection expire on the last day of the vehicle owner’s birth month.

Related Fee(s):

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


Contact Us:

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

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

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