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My relative is visiting Bermuda to take care of me while I am healing from an operation, how can they obtain a license while they are here?
Viewed 1519 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Yourrelative may apply for a Provisional License. The license is only available toNon-Bermudians. The customer must supply a Valid Driver’s License from anotherENGLISH SPEAKING jurisdiction, displaying that they have a private car license. ... Read More
What do I do if my bike was involved in an accident and it was destroyed?
Viewed 1369 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Please bring a copy of your policereport to the Registration Counter and a Clerk will have your vehicle cancelledin our system. Please note that any remaining credit will remain in the name ofthe vehicle owner to be used for the next transaction. Read More
Can I change my license plate number?
Viewed 904 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
You must provide the damaged or unwanted plates in exchange for anew pair. In the event that you merely seek a new number, please provide anupdated insurance policy indicating the new number (in addition to the oldplates) Read More
How would a Senior Citizen renew a license?
Viewed 838 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Pleasesee the Senior Citizens Guide to License Renewal on this site. Read More
Can I register a new car right after I have sold my old one?
Viewed 518 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Yes.However, this can only be done after the new owner has re-registered the oldcar in his/her name.     Read More
How do I relicense my vehicle?
Viewed 511 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
1.   Make an appointment with an Examination clerk orregister for a user account via http://www.etcd.gov.bm to do so (instructionsto eTCD online renewals are on this site)2.       Bring your vehicle to TCDon th... Read More
How do I transfer a vehicle into my name?
Viewed 491 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
1.   Make an appointment for a transfer inspectionwith an Examination clerk or register for a user account viahttp://www.etcd.gov.bm to do so (instructions to eTCD online registration is onthis site)2.     &nbs... Read More
How much does it cost for my car to be licensed or re-licensed?
Viewed 491 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
The fee is determined by the vehicle's (class's) specifications. Read More
My Address has changed do I need a new license?
Viewed 456 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
The legislation requires you to report a change of address within21 days of your move. If your address has changed you must come to TCD toupdate your license. Read More
I’m living on a boat. How can I get an assessment number for my car?
Viewed 448 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Please confirm with your marina as they may provide an assessmentnumber for your vehicle or provide your mooring information in order to have avalid Assessment number generated Read More
I’d like to purchase a personalized plate as a souvenir; is this possible?
Viewed 446 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
You maypurchase a Personalized Bermuda Plate. Come to the Information Desk to obtain aticket for service where you will be able to purchase a Plate (plain orpersonalized) for a fee. Read More
How can I take someone off my assessment number? The person no longer resides at that address, and I have someone else moving in.
Viewed 430 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
If you are the Landowner and your previous tenant refuses or isunable to provide an updated Assessment Form, you may send in a letterindicating that this tenant be removed. This will free up the assessmentnumber, and it will be available for use. Read More
Does my landlord have to sign my Assessment form?
Viewed 425 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Yes the owner of the property must sign the form or the form willbe deemed incomplete. Read More
How can I obtain a Special Persons Card?
Viewed 407 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Forpersons under the age of 65 you need to bring in some form of photoidentification and a letter from a local medical practitioner verifying youhave some form of physical or medical disability.  If you are over the age of 65, some form ifID is ... Read More
I need to bring an un-licensed vehicle to TCD. What do I do?
Viewed 388 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Come down to TCD with an updated insurance policy. You will needto purchase a one-day permit to move the vehicle. Read More
: I am going to be out of the country for a few months. My license will expire during that time. Can I renew my license before then?
Viewed 381 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Yes, you can renew, if it is less than ninety (90 days) prior tothe expiration date. Read More
Does my car need to be examined?
Viewed 380 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
: If you have just purchased a new vehicle, it may be exempt.Please have a look at our exemption schedule to see if you qualify.  Read More
Does the Transport Control Department issue an International Driving license?
Viewed 377 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
There isno reciprocal agreement between us and the U.S.  This is why personscannot come to Bermuda and drive private vehicles.  International licensescan be obtained from http://www.idlicense.com/. Read More
I want to sell my vehicle. What do I do?
Viewed 376 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
If youare selling a vehicle; it is required that the vehicle be inspected prior tothe transfer of ownership. The fee for transferring ownership is paid atregistration. This inspection can be arranged (normally by appointment) byeither party Read More
What class of vehicles am I able to drive?
Viewed 375 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
If you need this information you can verify your driver’s licensecodes (on the back of your license). Read More
I’m part owner of a car. Can I have the name of the other part owner removed?
Viewed 374 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
The "part" owner must provide a letter for TCDrequesting to have their name removed of ownership from the car along with anew insurance policy indicating this change. You cannot take it off for them. Read More
How do I get personalized plates?
Viewed 364 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
You must fill out the personalized plate application which isavailable on https://www.tcd.gov.bm or at the Information Desk at TCD Read More
Last year my car passed with its tint. This year it failed. What is the problem?
Viewed 364 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Front windows must allow in at least 35% of light. If your carpassed previously, that may have been in err. See the chief examiner. Please see"Guide to Tinted Windows" on https://www.tcd.gov.bm or at theInformation Desk Read More
How far in advance can I get my Vehicle examined?
Viewed 363 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Ninety (90) days prior to the expiration. Read More
How long is the pass slip (certificate) or pass stamp valid before I have to get my vehicle licensed?
Viewed 360 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Annual Inspection is valid until a year from the date on thestamped certificate.Transfer Inspection is valid for one (1) month. Read More
If I’m a part owner of a house, do both of us have to sign the assessment form?
Viewed 359 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Can you fax in an assessment form?
Viewed 351 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
No, the TCD will not accept scanned or faxedcopies of the Assessment Form Read More
I have lost my driver’s license. What do I need to do to replace it?
Viewed 351 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Come to the main office to obtain a ticket for service and youwill be able to purchase a replacement license for $22 Read More
My landlord is away. How can I get him to sign my Assessment form?
Viewed 347 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
If you cannot reach your landlord, you must bring in 3 months’worth of receipts of payment to him/her and 3 months of utility bills. Read More
I currently pay rent to a rental agency. Who must sign my assessment form?
Viewed 344 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
If you pay rent to a rental agency, their signature will sufficefor your assessment form. Read More
How old do you have to be to drive a heavy truck, or to get a Public Service license?
Viewed 341 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
You must be 18 years of age. Read More
Do I need insurance before I bring in my car for registration?
Viewed 340 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Yes; your vehicle insurance is required to be current in order forit to be renewed. At present BF&M, and Argus are online with us and onceyou have updated the policy with them, our records will be updatedautomatically. Read More
Can I use a van as a regular car?
Viewed 340 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
A private light truck (LP) is intended for the use of smallbusinesses. Owners of these vehicles cannot legally own private cars as well.Therefore the LP shall also serve as the vehicle for the household. Read More
Where do I collect my license plate?
Viewed 339 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
You may obtain a personalized plate upon approval of anapplication from the Registration Clerk or have a plate made at Weirenterprises. Please be advised of the legislation which indicates the specificationsof font and details of approved plates Read More
Do I need insurance to get a one day permit?
Viewed 339 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Yes, you will require an updated Insurance policy in order toreceive your moving permit Read More
Where do I get my driving offence records?
Viewed 335 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
If you want to see what offences you have, and what you’ve hadwithin the past year, see prosecutions, and if you want to see exactly what youcan drive, see the Traffic Officer at TCD. Read More
What class of vehicle can be examined at the Satellite Testing Locations?
Viewed 331 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Private cars and 4 & 6 wheel trucks can be examined at theBECL satellite locations. Public Service Vehicles and Cycles must be examinedat the BECL Location at TCD. Read More
How old do I have to be to obtain a Learner’s license for a car/truck and when can I start my car/truck driving lessons on the road?
Viewed 324 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
18 years of age Read More
Do you have a drop-box for vehicle re-licensing?
Viewed 320 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
There is no drop in box at TCD however you maypost it to our main office Read More
Do I need an appointment for the written test? What documents do I need to bring with me?
Viewed 318 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
No. The written test is offered between the hours of 8:30 and4:00. You will need your medical form (completed by a local doctor), yourpassport and birth certificate, and your work-permit (if non-Bermudian).  Read More
Where can I get my driving record?
Viewed 316 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
You may request a letter confirming your Driving License historyfrom the Registrations Office at TCD Read More