Deregistration is to cancel the registration for your vehicle and stop using it in Singapore.

At a glance

Understanding deregistration

When you deregister your vehicle, you must dispose of it by scrapping it, exporting it or storing it temporarily in an Export Processing Zone (EPZ) pending export.

 

After disposing of your vehicle, you may be granted rebates, depending on the type and age of your vehicle and your vehicle’s COE expiry date.

 

It is an offence if you fail to submit proof of disposal of your deregistered vehicle to LTA on time. It is also an offence to keep or use a deregistered vehicle.

Deregistering of your vehicle

There are 3 ways to deregister your vehicle.

You can do it personally at:

  1. LTA-appointed scrapyards
  2. LTA-appointed Export Processing Zones (EPZs)
  3. LTA Counter

Or

 

 You can engage a motor dealer to assist with the deregistration of your vehicle.  For added assurance, use CaseTrust-SVTA accredited motor dealers.

 

 Special deregisteration steps apply if your vehicle:

 

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Understanding deregistration


Deregistration is the cancellation of your vehicle registration in Singapore. Once your vehicle is deregistered, it can no longer be kept or used in Singapore. When you deregister your vehicle, you must dispose of it by scrapping it, exporting it or storing it temporarily in an Export Processing Zone (EPZ) pending export.

 

PARF/ COE rebates upon deregistration


After you have deregistered and disposed of your vehicle (both engine and chassis numbers must tally with those in LTA’s vehicle register), you may be granted a COE rebate, if your COE has not expired when you deregister your vehicle. For cars and taxis, you may also be granted a PARF rebate depending on how old your car/taxi is and whether your car/taxi has been continuously licensed (i.e. your car/taxi must not be laid up before).

Enquire PARF/COE rebate for Vehicle You Own

Learn more about PARF/COE rebates


Offences related to deregistration
 

Failure to dispose of your vehicle

Within a month of deregistering your vehicle, you must submit proof that the vehicle has been scrapped, exported, or sent to an EPZ for storage. If you fail to do so, you may be prosecuted in court, and face a maximum fine of $2,000 or 3 months' imprisonment. If convicted more than once, you may face a fine up to $5,000 or up to 6 months in prison.

Keeping a deregistered vehicle

If you are found keeping a deregistered vehicle, you may be prosecuted in court, and face a maximum fine of $2,000 or 3 months' imprisonment or both. If convicted more than once, you may face a fine up to $5,000 or up to 6 months in prison or both.

Driving or using a deregistered vehicle

It is an offence for anyone to drive or use a deregistered vehicle. Offenders will be prosecuted in court, and face a fine of up to $2,000 or up to 3 months in prison or both. You must tow or transport a deregistered vehicle to move it from one location to another.

A deregistered vehicle does not have valid road tax. It is an offence for anyone to drive or use a vehicle without valid road tax. Offenders will be prosecuted in court and face a fine of up to $2,000. For permitting someone to drive or use a vehicle without valid road tax, offenders may face a fine of up to $2,000.

A deregistered vehicle is also likely to be uninsured. It is a serious offence for anyone to use or allow the use of a vehicle without motor insurance coverage. The penalty is a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 3 months in prison or both, and a mandatory disqualification from holding a driving licence for at least 12 months.


Deregistering a vehicle


It is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to deregister, properly dispose of the vehicle and submit vehicle disposal documents to LTA within 1 month from the vehicle deregistration date. If you are engaging a motor dealer to assist with the deregistration and disposal of your vehicle, please use a CaseTrust-SVTA accredited motor dealers for added assurance.

If you wish to keep the vehicle registration number of your vehicle, you must apply to do so before or when you deregister the vehicle at the LTA-appointed scrapyard, LTA-appointed EPZ or LTA counter.

Find out how to keep your vehicle registration number

Please ensure that the vehicle is not under financing when you are deregistering it. Any road tax arrears or outstanding payments to LTA will be collected during the deregistration transaction.

After a vehicle has been deregistered, LTA will notify the last registered owner of the deregistration and if there are any PARF/COE rebates or outstanding road tax arrears and late renewal fees.

If you apply to deregister your vehicle after its road tax expires, or after its lay-up or road tax exemption period is over, you will have to pay road tax arrears and late renewal fees.
 

There are 3 ways to deregister and dispose of your vehicle.
 

1. At an LTA-appointed scrapyard

 

To deregister your vehicle at an LTA-appointed scrapyard, follow these steps:

Step 1: Apply for your Transaction PIN (TPIN) 7-14 working days before your vehicle’s deregistration date.

Step 2: Bring the following to an LTA-appointed scrapyard:        

  • Your vehicle
  • Completed application form (D01)
  • Transaction PIN (TPIN)
  • Original NRIC (For Singaporeans and PRs) or Employment/Immigration pass card issued by MOM or ICA (for foreigners)
  • Payment for any outstanding road tax and fees

List of LTA-appointed scrapyards

To authorise another person to deregister the vehicle on your behalf

If your vehicle is already deregistered


2. At an LTA-appointed Export Processing Zone (EPZ)


To deregister at an LTA-appointed Export Processing Zone (EPZ), follow these steps.

Step 1: Apply for your Transaction PIN (TPIN) 7-14 working days before your vehicle’s deregistration date.

Step 2: Liaise with the LTA-appointed EPZ for the storage of your vehicle and the storage fees.

Step 3: Bring the following to the LTA-appointed EPZ of your choice:

  • Your vehicle
  • Completed application form (D01)
  • Transaction PIN (TPIN)
  • Original NRIC (for Singaporeans and PRs) or Employment/Immigration pass card issued by MOM or ICA (for foreigners)
  • Payment for any outstanding road tax and fees

After you store your vehicle at an EPZ, make arrangements with the EPZ operator to dispose of your vehicle, either by scrapping or exporting it. If the vehicle is exported, ensure that either the EPZ operator or yourself submit the documents to LTA and you may need to obtain your deregistered vehicle details from LTA before you can register your vehicle overseas.

List of LTA-appointed Export Processing Zones (EPZs)

To authorise another person to deregister on your behalf

If your vehicle is already deregistered

Export documents to be submitted to LTA

 

3. At the LTA counter


You can deregister your vehicle at the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701.

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturdays

If your car/taxi is eligible for PARF rebates, you can deregister at the LTA counter first before you dispose of your car.  You have one month after you deregister to submit your vehicle’s disposal documents.

If your vehicle is not eligible for PARF rebates, you can only deregister at the LTA counter if you have already exported your vehicle.  If your vehicle was brought to an LTA-appointed scrapyard or EPZ, your vehicle will be deregistered there.  When you deregister your vehicle at the LTA counter, please submit the vehicle’s export documents.

If you choose to export your vehicle, you may need to obtain your deregistered vehicle details from LTA before you can register your vehicle overseas.

Check if your vehicle is eligible for PARF rebates

For cars/taxis eligible for PARF rebates

For vehicles not eligible for PARF rebates


Engage the services of a motor dealer


If you do not wish to deregister the vehicle yourself, you can engage the services of a motor dealer to handle your vehicle deregistration or your vehicle disposal. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle has been properly deregistered and disposed of.

For greater assurance, choose a motor dealer who is CaseTrust-SVTA accredited.
 

Deregistering your vehicle under special circumstances
 

If your vehicle is lost through theft

If your vehicle is lost through Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT)

If the vehicle is registered to a deceased owner

If the vehicle is registered to an undischarged bankrupt

If the vehicle is registered to a diplomat