Media Releases


Further Extension of the Validity of Certain Documents issued by the Licensing Division

02 Aug 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise members of the public that a further extension of time has taken effect in respect of the following: (1) Driver’s licences, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates and all other documents issued by the Licensing Authority shall now be deemed valid until 1st January 2023.

The Licensing Division Transitions from Driver's Permit to Driver's Licence

08 Jul 2022

Continuing with its thrust to modernize and enhance services, business processes and operating systems at the Licensing Division, on Friday 08th July 2022, the Ministry of Works and Transport launched the new Driver’s Licence, marking the transition from the former “Driver’s Permit”.

Temporary Closure of the St. James Licensing Office

06 Jul 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that the St. James Licensing Office will be temporarily closed, effective Monday 11th July 2022. This has become necessary to conduct repairs on the facility.

Closure of St. James Licensing Office

12 Apr 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the St. James Licensing Office is closed today Tuesday 12th April, 2022 due to a scheduled power outage as advertised by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).

Closure of Arima licensing Office on 31st March to 4th April 2022

01 Apr 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the Arima Licensing Office will be closed from Thursday 31st March, 2022 to Monday 04th April, 2022

Launch of the Electronic Vehicle Inspection System

29 Mar 2022

As part of its agenda and commitment to improving the delivery of services at the Licensing Division, the Ministry of Works and Transport launched the new Electronic Vehicle Inspection System (EVIS) on March 25th, 2022.

MOWT introduces Amendments to the Demerit Point System

28 Feb 2022

The Ministry undertook a review and implemented changes to the Demerit Points System. This review took into consideration the concerns of stakeholders and the general public, as it related to the number of demerit points applicable for several minor traffic violations.

Further Extension of the Validity of Certain Documents issued by the Licensing Division

24 Jan 2022

Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the operations of the Licensing Division, the Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise members of the public that a further extension of time has taken effect in respect of the following:

Gradual Enforcement of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Windscreen and Window Tint) Regulations, 2020

29 Dec 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that there will be a transition period of six (6) months for the gradual enforcement of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Windscreen and Window Tint) Regulations, 2020 (the Regulations) effective January 1st, 2022.

Closure of Licensing Offices from Dec. 24, 2021 to Jan., 02, 2022

23 Dec 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public of the closure of all Licensing Offices from December 24, 2021 to January 02, 2022.



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