The Zimbabwean Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) plays a crucial role in keeping the country’s roads safe and organised. Established under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the CVR is tasked with maintaining a comprehensive national vehicle registry. This ensures all vehicles operating on Zimbabwean roads are properly registered, licensed, and meet safety regulations.

CVR Service and License Fees on Tuesday, 14 May 2024

ServiceFee in US$ZiG Equivalent
First Time Vehicle Registration motor vehicle with engine capacity of up to 1500ccUS$100.001 348.23 ZIG
First Time Vehicle Registration for motor vehicle with engine capacity of above 1500ccUS$500.006 741.15 ZIG
First Time Motor Cycle RegistrationUS$70.00943.76 ZIG
First Time Trailer RegistrationUS$70.00943.76 ZIG
Change of Ownership for Motor Vehicle with engine capacity of up to 1500ccUS$115.001 550.46 ZIG
Change of Ownership for Motor Vehicle with engine capacity of above 1500ccUS$515.006 943.38 ZIG
Change of Ownership for Motor Vehicle (retaining existing plates)US$15.00202.23 ZIG
Change of Ownership motor cycle/trailer (buying new plates)US$85.001 146.00 ZIG
Change of Ownership motor cycle/trailer (retaining plates)US$15.00202.23 ZIG
Replacement of lost PSV Motor Vehicle number plateUS$85.001 146.00 ZIG
Replacement of PSV Trailer Number PlateUS$80.001 078.58 ZIG
Replacement of lost Motor Vehicle Number PlateUS$85.001 146.00 ZIG
Duplicate third plateUS$35.00471.88 ZIG
Personalised plates for Motor Vehicle with engine capacity of above 1500ccUS$2 500.0033 705.75 ZIG
Personalised plates for Motor Vehicle with engine capacity of above 1500ccUS$5 000.0067 411.50 ZIG
Garage PlateUS$50.00674.12 ZIG
Garage Licence (50% to be remitted to the government)US$50.00674.12 ZIG
Abnormal Load Plate (AVR)US$50.00674.12 ZIG
Temporary Identity Card (T.I.C)US$35.00471.88 ZIG
Change of address for motor vehicle ordinarily kept at night US$3.0040.45 ZIG
Change of Vehicle particularsUS$3.0040.45 ZIG
Search FeeUS$5.0067.41 ZIG
Cancellation of Registration US$3.0040.45 ZIG
Advice of Sale of Motor VehicleUS$3.0040.45 ZIG
Authorisation of Change of OwnershipUS$50.00674.12 ZIG
Duplicate Registration BookUS$15.00202.23 ZIG
Vehicle Licensing BookletUS$50.00674.12 ZIG

Last Updated on Monday 06 May 2024 at 12:47:29 Central Africa Time

Services Offered by the CVR

The CVR offers a wide range of services to motorists in Zimbabwe. Here’s a breakdown of the key areas:

  • Vehicle Registration: This is the process of registering a new or previously unregistered vehicle with the CVR. It involves submitting necessary documentation, paying registration fees, and obtaining license plates.
  • Driver Licensing: The CVR issues driver’s licenses to qualified individuals. This includes processing applications for new licenses, renewals, and replacements.
  • Vehicle Ownership Transfers: When you sell your car, the ownership needs to be transferred to the new owner at the CVR. This ensures proper documentation and avoids future complications.
  • Vehicle Licensing: In addition to registration, vehicles require an annual license to operate legally on Zimbabwean roads. The CVR issues these licenses and collects the associated fees.
  • Vehicle Information Services: The CVR maintains a central database of all registered vehicles. This allows you to obtain information about a specific vehicle, such as its ownership history or registration status.