All Singapore-registered vehicles must have valid road tax (also known as vehicle licence) at all times. In addition, they must have valid insurance cover when used on the roads. Please therefore renew your road tax and motor insurance before they expire.
If the road tax is renewed after its expiry date, a late fee is payable in addition to the road tax. The amount of late fee payable is as follow:
For example, if the owner of a car with an engine capacity of less than 1,000 cc renews the road tax at 3.5 months after the road tax expiry date, on top of the road tax payable, he will also have to pay the late fee of $225.
Besides the late fee, the owner of a vehicle is also liable to be prosecuted for the offence of keeping or using the vehicle without a valid road tax under Section 15 of the Road Traffic Act. The offence carries a maximum fine of $2,000 upon conviction in court.
It is also a serious offence for anyone to use or allow the use of a vehicle without a valid motor insurance cover. The penalty for this serious offence is a fine of up to $1,000 or to imprisonment of up to 3 months or to both, and a mandatory disqualification from holding a driving licence for at least 12 months, upon conviction in court.