Car Dealership Licence And Permit Application In Kenya

A dealers general license is a license issued by Kenya Revenue Authority to a dealer in, or manufacturer or repairer of, motor vehicles.

A dealer is any person who deals by way of business in motor vehicles or trailers.

The Kenya Revenue Authority wishes to notify all motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers and repairers that pursuant to the Traffic Act Cap 403 Section 23(1) Laws of Kenya, they must obtain a valid Dealers General Licence upon application and payment of the prescribed fees.

The commissioner may issue the number of dealers licenses required and with each license, shall issue two identification plates.

All persons concerned should therefore obtain the required licence with immediate effect. Failure to comply with the notice will lead to enforcement action.

The Authority issues to a dealer in, or manufacturer or repairer of, motor vehicles, upon application in the prescribed form and upon payment of the prescribed fees, such number of dealers general licences as the applicant may require, and with each such licence is issued two identification plates.

The completed application form should be sent with fee and certificate of insurance toThe Registrar of Motor Vehicles,P.O. Box 30440,Nairobi

From time to time be prescribed, the holder of a dealers general licence should use the licence only in respect of vehicles in his possession; and should not use more than one such vehicle under the authority of one licence at any one time.

Required Documents

  • Copy of trade licence
  • Registration certificate
  • Copy of pin certificate
  • Headed application letter
  • Application forms for dealers licence duly filled

Office Locations & Contacts

Licensing Body: Kenya Revenue Authority
Physical Address: Times Towers, Haile Selassie Avenue
City: Nairobi City County
Postal Address: P.0. Box 48240 – 00100, GPO Nairobi Kenya
Tel: +254-020-310900, 2810000, 315553
Fax: 341342
Email Address:
Operating Hours: 8.00 am-1.00 pm / 2.00 pm to 5.00pm


Any person carrying out business of buying and selling Motor Vehicles/ Trailers, has an obligation to apply to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for a dealers license.


  • Application Fee: No Fee
  • License Fee: Kshs. 18,500/=


One year

Documents to Use

Application for replacement of kg number plates and Application or renewal for dealers general License

Application for Dealers General License

Downloadable Forms

Required Information

  • Full Name in block capitals
  • Postal address
  • Declaration
  • Location of business
  • Town/District
  • Signature
  • Date