Taxing Your Vehicle In Thailand in 10 minutes
All vehicles need to have up to date Road Tax, Paid and displayed in the car window.
Fail to display or Fail to pay, and there is, as in most countries, a fine to be paid when you get stopped by Thai Police. Once stopped they may also request you show documents such as insurance and drivers licence.
( we cover driver licence in another post, the link is at the bottom of this page)
We found the easiest and simplest way to tax your vehicle.. 10 minutes tops.
In Pattaya, vehicle licences are issued at the vehicle licencing office adjacent to Regents School.
Now you think we are talking long queues and a language barrier.. NOT SO.
Across the road from the Pattaya Licencing offices are a row of small shops. Pop in there with the vehicle log book ( registration document).
You can buy insurance at these shops too (Thai Government minimal insurance is approx 400 baht).
The ladies know the cost of the tax. You can pay them that, and 100 baht service.
Take a seat or grab a coffee at the little coffee shop there, and within 10 minutes they have the tax sticker for you, ready to put in the car.
For Details on Driving Licence Renewal in Thailand, Click this link Click Here to be Redirected
INSURANCE IMPORTANT NOTE Minimal insurance is very cheap in Thailand and that is all that is required for vehicle registration. The coverage is extremely limited too. We recommend that you contact a registered insurance agency to discuss coverage and purchase a policy similar to those available in the West.
You STILL need this basic cover note, but in the event of an accident it won’t be what you want it to be. First class and limited cover Insurance in Thailand is NOT expensive compared to the West, and is often issued by companies that you already know, such as AXA.