Before taking your vehicle to the George Town Landfill, you must terminate its licence at the DVDL.
Landfill Caps Direlect Vehicle Acceptance - April 2021
As of April 28th 2021, the George Town Landfill has now restricted the amount of derelict vehicles they can accept per day to 15 vehicles. Going forward, you can only drop off your vehicle between the hours of 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
You now also have to call the George Town Landfill to book a slot to bring in your vehicle. Call 1 (345) 949 3719 to enquire if the landfill have reached their limit of vehicles they can accept for the day. If they have, you will have to arrange a slot for a different day.
The Department of Environmental Health charges a CI$75 fee to remove a
derelict vehicle from private property and dispose of it. Otherwise, you can
have it towed and dropped off at the George Town Landfill.
Disposal & Removal Process
1. The first step to dispose of your vehicle is to fill out an ‘Application for Suspension/Termination of Vehicle Licence’ form and present it to the DVDL, along with photo ID and the vehicle’s registration certificate (duplicates can be bought at the DVDL for CI$30). There is a CI$25 termination fee, and you will have to pay any additional back-duty if accrued.
2. You will then be required to surrender your registration plates, log book and coupon to the DVDL. Although, if you are terminating your vehicle prior to the expiration date of your coupon, you may get a refund. Once this process has been completed, the vehicle cannot be driven on the road. You will then have to arrange a collection by the George Town Landfill (see above), or tow it to the Landfill yourself.
Please note that you must be the registered owner of the vehicle to terminate it. In exceptional circumstances, another person can terminate the vehicle if the registered owner has given written authorisation in a sworn affidavit in the presence of a Licensing Officer, a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public.
Transfer of Ownership
In the unfortunate event that you are responsible for dealing with the vehicle of a person who has passed away, the following may be useful. Once a person is deceased, a death certificate or a notarized copy must be produced. If the spouse is seeking the transfer, then an original or notarized copy of the marriage certificate is required as well. If the person dies intestate (without a will), then a notarized letter or sworn Affidavit must be produced stating that there is no will and no other interested parties, including a spouse or any children who would otherwise be entitled to the property. If there is a will with multiple trustees/ administrators, then a letter stating that there is no objection to the transfer of ownership must be signed by all with a witness.
Note that the notary public must be the same across all documents requiring notarization. Valid identification is required by all involved in the transfer. For further guidance with this process, visit the Department of Vehicle and Drivers' Licensing website.