Category: FAQ
How Can I Licence a Motor Vehicle?

How Can I Licence a Motor Vehicle?

Vehicles are licence during the months January to June on an annual basis according to Regulation 22 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulation.. To have your vehicle licence renewed follow these guidelines:

  • Have your vehicle checked by a reputable mechanic to ensure that it is functioning and road worthy. The engine must be clean.
  • Proceed to an inspection center closest to you to have a your vehicle inspected (see schedule below).
  • Make the relevant payment at Inland Revenue or any Revenue office.
  • Proceed to the licencing officer (Inland Revenue or district Police Stations) with your cash receipt, inspection certificate and valid insurance to collect your decal.
  • Affix your new licence decal to the lower left corner of your windscreen. Ensure that the old one is removed in the process.

*Check shedule by vehicle number

*Check locations

PUBLIC SERVICE AND PRIVATE VEHICLE INSPECTION SCHEDULE

LOCATION DAY OF THE WEEK (9 AM -12 NOON & 1 PM -4:30 PM)
Police Garage, Dusty Highway, Grand Anse, St. George’s Monday to Friday of each week
Grenville, at Pearls Air Strip Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week
St. David’s Police Station Every Thursday and Friday of each week
Sauteurs Police Station Every Thursday and Friday of each week
Gouyave Police Station Every Monday and Tuesday of each week
Victoria Police Station Every Wednesday of each week
Carriacou Police Station The last Thursday and Friday of every month, and at the end of every period

 

 

 SCHEDULE FOR LICENCING VEHICLES

Registration numbers with
single registration letter

Date

1 – 2500 Jan 2 – Feb 15
2501 – 5000 Feb 16 – Mar 31
5001 – 7500 Apr 1 – May 15
7501 – 9999 May 16 – June 30


Registration numbers with
plural registration letter


Date

1 – 250 Jan 2 – Feb 15
251 – 500 Feb 16 – Mar 31
501 – 750 Apr 1 – May 15
751 – 999 May 16 – June 30
How Do I Get Permission to Hold a Public Meeting?

How Do I Get Permission to Hold a Public Meeting?

To hold meetings in a public place a letter must first be written to the commissioner of Police three (3) working days in advance stating;

  • The time of the event
  • The date of the event
  • Place where the event will be held
  • What type of event is being held?
  • Who is hosting the event?

In case where a Public Address system will be used persons using the system must be clearly stated in the application letter.

Where there will be a street procession a request must be made for a police outrider or an escort.  It is the responsibility of the group leader to permit the free flow of vehicular traffic and orderly behaviour of the procession.

 

Permission for public meetings such as block-o which is to be held along a public roadside and anywhere else that would likely cause obstruction to the free flow of traffic will not be granted.

How Can I Obtain a Police Record

How Can I Obtain a Police Record

The Criminal Records Office of the Royal Grenada Police Force has the responsibility of processing Certificate of Character or Police Records. The office currently operates in the Millinnium Building (adjacent to Modern Photo Studio) on Gore Street in the town of St. George’s, from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

 

Records are issued in two categories, international and local. To obtain the relevant record please provide the following requirements upon request.

 

International use include: (United States travel & employment on cruise ship or other marine related employment). In some instances, more than one record would be required. Each record requires:

  1. Two (2) passport photos (not older than six months). An extra photos for each additional record
  2. $25 (EC) receipt from treasury or revenue (sub) office or $40 for (2) records
  3. Original fingerprint
  4. Passport or NIS ID
    • if above ID is not available provide Birth Certificate and any other picture ID
    • Copy of passport data page must be sent for persons applying from overseas

Note for overseas applicants:

    • Fingerprint must be from an authentic fingerprint agency
    • Where money order is being used, it must be made to Commissioner of Police and include $10 processing fee

 

Certificate is processed within 5 working days.

How Can I Request for Police Security for Events?

How Can I Request for Police Security for Events?

Where there is a need for police security at any event a request must be made to the Commissioner of Police three (3) working days in advance stating;

  • The time of the event
  • The date of the event
  • Place where the event will be held
  • What type of event is being held?
  • Who is hosting the event?
  • The total amount of Police Officers requested

A fee of twenty Eastern Caribbean Currency ($20.00 ECC) per hour for each police officer will be charged and, this fee must be paid to the Finance Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (Police Headquarters) in cash or by cheque and an official receipt must be collected one (1) day prior to the hosting of the event.  Where payment is being made by cheque it must be written out to the Commissioner of Police.

How Can I Transfer a Motor Vehicle

How Can I Transfer a Motor Vehicle

According to Section 19 (Vol. 1 Cap. 5) of the Road Traffic Act a motor vehicle should change ownership through the transfer process, once sold. If you want to sell your vehicle, or will be purchasing from a third party these are the steps to follow:

For Individuals (selling/buying)

Both parties must sign a Vehicle Transfer form and the seller present a valid identification (Driver’s Licence, Passport etc.) at the Licence Department, Inland Revenue. The purchaser may also present their receipt. The form must then be verified by a Licencing Officer before payment can be made. Once payment is made, the new vehicle owner will obtain a Certificate of Ownership from the office. 

For Companies Selling Vehicles

The form may be obtained from the office or download ithere. The form must be filled and signed by an authorized employee, and should bear the official stamp of the company. The individual purchasing the vehicle must present the form at the Licence office, which is then verified by a Licencing officer. Once payment is made, the new vehicle owner will obtain a Certificate of Ownership from the office.

* The signature and stamp is also necessary for vehicles being registered in company name.

Where the Seller is Out of State

The completed transfer form is accompanied by a Notorized letter (from the seller) stating their intent to sell the vehilce.

If however, the vehilce was left in someone’s care, and the owner’s location is unknown, and Affidavit must be provided. The new owner of the vehicle must also (along with the affidavit) provide a receipt to substantiate their claim in order for the transaction to take place.

The purchaser will then complete the transfer form and make the necessary payment, upon which a Certificate of Ownership will be granted.

Where Seller is Deceased

The person wishing to transfer (seller) can be a spouse, child, relative or any person duly authorized by deceased executor. The following documents are necessary:

  • Letter of Administation
  • Probate from Executor
  • Death Certificate
  • Valid Identification

The cost of transfer (in all instances) is $100 ECC.

How Can I Obtain a Firearm Licence?

How Can I Obtain a Firearm Licence?

NEW APPLICATIONS:

Firearm applications are received and processed at Police Headquarters. To obtain a Firearm Licence;

  1. Collect and complete the application form provided at the administrative office of Police Headquarters.
  2. Be sure to provide three (3) passport-sized photograph with application.

Once the form has been received a period of vetting must be conducted. You will be notified at the completion of this process whether or not your application has been approved.

After receiving your approval notice you are required to pay the relevant fee at Inland Revenue.

 

RENEWING APPLICATIONS:

Persons who already hold a firearm licence are required to complete steps (1 & 2) above, as new applicants. To renew their licence they will pay the licence fee of $100 at Inland Revenue and return:

  • the completed form
  • photographs
  • Inland Revenue cash receipt

These should be addressed to the Commissioner of Police who will approve the application.

ID Photo Checklist

ID Photo Checklist

The following guidelines are to be used to taking ‘selfie’ ID photos. All you need is a digital camera or smart phone with a 5 mega pixel lens or higher.

If the photo has to be printed, it must be 45 millimetres (mm) high by 35mm wide. Standard sizes in photo studios in Grenada is 2 inches (in) by 2in – make sure you get the right size.

You can’t use photos that have been cut down from larger pictures.

Your photos must be:

  • in colour on plain white photographic paper
  • taken against a plain white (passport/other ID) and blue background for Drivers Licence
  • identical
  • taken within the last month
  • clear and in focus

For Photo to Print

  • without any tears or creases
  • unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
  • unaltered by computer software

Your photos must show a close-up of your full head and shoulders. It must be only of you with no other objects or people.

The image of you – from the crown of your head to your chin – must be between 29mm and 34mm high (see example below).

How your head should appear in passport photos - described in text above

Your photos may be rejected unless they show you:

  • facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • with a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • without anything covering the face
  • in clear contrast to the background
  • without a head covering (unless it’s worn for religious or medical reasons)
  • with eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • with your eyes not covered by sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames or hair
  • without any ‘red eye’
  • without any shadows in the picture

Photos dos and don’ts

Points to Note

Points to Note

REMEMBER!

Some emergencies will need more than one service (Fire, Ambulance and Police). Ask for the service which is needed most urgently.

For example; a car crash with serious injury would require Ambulance and Police. The ambulance is needed most urgently to deal with the injured. Ask for AMBULANCE when dialing 911.

All emergency services have a direct link to each other and the initial service called will notify the other services if they are required.

 

When contacting the Police for emergencies: dial 911

For non-urgent services phone your local police station. A list of numbers is available from the telephone directory.

Use 911 when you need immediate help with NO delay.

  • Anything that is HAPPENING NOW or has JUST HAPPENED, and
  • People are in danger, or
  • Property is in danger of loss or damage, or
  • A crime is being or has just been committed and the person or persons who did it is/are nearby, or
  • There is a major public inconvenience
  • In the event of a Fire
  • In cases of Marine emergency

For all Emergencies, Dial 911!

Grenada has two land line carriers (Lime and Flow) and three mobile carriers (Lime, Digicel and Spice Mobile). Dialing 911 from any of these service providers will direct your call to our emergency line.

  • Dial 911 on any telephone.
  • 911 Calls on payphones and mobile phones are free.
  • If you are using a PABX extension dial 9 or as appropriate for an outside line first (9 – 911).
  • When the POLICE communicator answers, clearly explain the emergency and answer the questions that will be asked.

DO NOT USE 911 FOR:

Non-urgent calls for service. For example;

  • To report incidents or crimes that have already happened sometime in the past and a rapid police response is not likely to affect the outcome.
  • For routine enquiries.

Using the 911 system does not automatically mean that your call will get priority action. All calls for assistance are dealt with on the basis of their urgency, and the number of other urgent calls needing attention. Dialing 911 to report an historic burglary will not get the police to your house any faster. It just means that someone with a genuine emergency will have to wait a little longer while your call is dealt with.

How can I obtain a Firearm Licence

NEW APPLICATIONS:

Firearm applications are received and processed at Police Headquarters. To obtain a Firearm Licence;

  1. Collect and complete the application form provided at the administrative office of Police Headquarters.
  2. Be sure to provide three (3) recent passport-sized photograph with application.

Once the form has been received a period of vetting must be conducted. You will be notified at the completion of this process whether or not your application has been approved.

After receiving your approval notice you are required to pay the relevant fee at Inland Revenue.

 

RENEWING APPLICATIONS:

Persons who already hold a firearm licence are required to complete steps (1 & 2) above, as new applicants. To renew their licence they will pay the licence fee of $100 at Inland Revenue and return:

  • the completed form
  • photographs
  • Inland Revenue cash receipt

These should be addressed to the Commissioner of Police who will then approve the application.

The Criminal Records Office of the Royal Grenada Police Force has the responsibility of processing Certificate of Character or Police Record. The office currently operates in the Millinnium Building (adjacent to Modern Photo Studio) on Gore Street in the town of St. George, from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

Records are issued in two categories, international and local. To obtain the relevant record please provide the following requirements upon request.

Requirement to obtain a Certificate of Character for persons living outside of Grenada:

  1. Two (2) Passport sized photos or three (3) Passport sized photos; if record is to be presented to any United States Agency,
  2. A set of ten prints (Fingerprints),
  3. A copy of your Passport information page,
  4. Twenty five ($25.00) Eastern Caribbean Dollars (ECD) equivalent or forty ($40.00) ECD equivalent if record is to be presented to any United States agency,

–          In the event a money order is used as a means of payment it must be made payable to the Commissioner of Police and an additional ten dollars ($10.00) ECD must be included for bank processing fees.

–          Applications can be sent directly to the following address:

Criminal Records Office
Millennium Building
Gore Street
St. George’s
Grenada, W. I

 

 

 

 

It is strongly recommended the application be sent using the services of either FedEx or DHL with pre arrangement made forreturn mailing.

Requirement to obtain a Certificate of Character for persons living in Grenada:

  1. One (1) Passport Sized photo or two (2) Passport Sized photos if record is to be presented to any United States Agency,
  2. One of the following personal I.D;- Passport, N.I.S Card or New Voters Registration Card,
  3. Twenty five ($25.00) Eastern Caribbean Dollars (ECD) or forty ($40.00) ECD if record is to be presented to any United States agency, paid at the Revenue Office.

N.B: Applicant must present themselves to the Criminal Records Office or any of the Police Stations where applications are made to be processed. (Processing includes Fingerprint and Photograph)

Certificate is processed within 5 working days.

What do I need to licence a Motor Vehicle

Vehicles are licence during the months January to June on an annual basis according to Regulation 22 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulation.. To have your vehicle licence renewed follow these guidelines:

  • Have your vehicle checked by a reputable mechanic to ensure that it is functioning and road worthy. The engine must be clean.
  • Proceed to an inspection center closest to you to have a your vehicle inspected (see schedule below).
  • Make the relevant payment at Inland Revenue or any Revenue office.
  • Proceed to the licencing officer (Inland Revenue or district Police Stations) with your cash receipt, inspection certificate and valid insurance to collect your decal.
  • Affix your new licence decal to the lower left corner of your windscreen. Ensure that the old one is removed in the process.

 

*Check schedule by vehicle number

*Check locations

 

PUBLIC SERVICE AND PRIVATE VEHICLE INSPECTION SCHEDULE

LOCATION DAY OF THE WEEK (9 AM -12 NOON & 1 PM -4:30 PM)
Police Garage, Dusty Highway, Grand Anse, St. George’s Monday to Friday of each week
Grenville, at Pearls Air Strip Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week
St. David’s Police Station Every Thursday and Friday of each week
Sauteurs Police Station Every Thursday and Friday of each week
Gouyave Police Station Every Monday and Tuesday of each week
Victoria Police Station Every Wednesday of each week
Carriacou Police Station The last Thursday and Friday of every month, and at the end of every period

 

 SCHEDULE FOR LICENCING VEHICLES

Registration numbers with
single registration letter

Date

1 – 2500 Jan 2 – Feb 15
2501 – 5000 Feb 16 – Mar 31
5001 – 7500 Apr 1 – May 15
7501 – 9999 May 16 – June 30


Registration numbers with
plural registration letter


Date

1 – 250 Jan 2 – Feb 15
251 – 500 Feb 16 – Mar 31
501 – 750 Apr 1 – May 15
751 – 999 May 16 – June 30

 

I want to register a Motor Vehicle.

Motor vehicles are registered under the guidelines of Sec. 22-28 of the Road Traffic Act and Regulation 10. All vehicles are registered at the Licence Office at Inland Revenue, St. George’s. The procedures for registration are general (irrespective) of the type of vehicle that is imported. There are however some variation in the documentation requirements for the commercial imported or registered dealer. The vehicle registration guidelines are as follows:

REGISTERING A VEHICLE AS AN INDIVIDUAL

  1. Provide vehicle Invoice, Customs Entry, Insurance Certificate and completed Vehicle Registration form to the licencing officer at Inland Revenue.
  2. Have available any other supporting documents that would facilitate the process.
  3. Note registration number given by licence officer.
  4. Make relevant registration payment at Inland Revenue.
  5. Proceed to have vehicle inspected by a Police Officer.
  6. Return to Licence Office (Inland Revenue) to collect decal.

REGISTERING A VEHICLE AS A COMPANY

A company or dealer, being a commercial importer, will follow the same guidelines as outlined above. There is however the requirement of completing Supplementary form, which give a more detailed description and costing of the vehicle. These are provided for registered motor vehicle dealers.

OBTAINING A DEALER’S LICENCE

Persons importing more than two motor vehicles per calendar year is considered a dealer. To have the privilege beyond two vehicles, one must become a registered dealer. To obtain this licence:

  1. Register the business at Inland Revenue Department.
  2. Provide registration number to the officer at the licence office.
  3. Complete Dealer’s application form to receive demonstration (DEMO) number.
  4. Pay the prescribed $5000 ECC fee at Inland Revenue.
  5. Ensure to collect Form 10 (Form of Dealer’s General Licence) as completing the process.

What do I need to Transfer a Motor Vehicle

According to Section 19 (Vol. 1 Cap. 5) of the Road Traffic Act a motor vehicle should change ownership through the transfer process, once sold. If you want to sell your vehicle, or will be purchasing from a third party these are the steps to follow:

For Individuals (selling/buying)

Both parties must sign a Vehicle Transfer form and the seller present a valid identification (Driver’s Licence, Passport etc.) at the Licence Department, Inland Revenue. The purchaser may also present their receipt. The form must then be verified by a Licencing Officer before payment can be made. Once payment is made, the new vehicle owner will obtain a Certificate of Ownership from the office. 

For Companies Selling Vehicles

The form may be obtained from the office or download it here. The form must be filled and signed by anauthorized employee, and should bear the official stamp of the company. The individual purchasing the vehicle must present the form at the Licence office, which is then verified by a Licencing officer. Once payment is made, the new vehicle owner will obtain a Certificate of Ownership from the office.

* The signature and stamp is also necessary for vehicles being registered in company name.

Where the Seller is Out of State

The completed transfer form is accompanied by a Notorized letter (from the seller) stating their intent to sell the vehilce.

If however, the vehilce was left in someone’s care, and the owner’s location is unknown, and Affidavit must be provided. The new owner of the vehicle must also (along with the affidavit) provide a receipt to substantiate their claim in order for the transaction to take place.

The purchaser will then complete the transfer form and make the necessary payment, upon which a Certificate of Ownership will be granted.

Where Seller is Deceased

The person wishing to transfer (seller) can be a spouse, child, relative or any person duly authorized by deceased executor. The following documents are necessary:

  • Letter of Administration
  • Probate from Executor
  • Death Certificate
  • Valid Identification

 

The cost of transfer (in all instances) is $100 ECC.

How do I get my first class of Licence?

Class B is the most popular class of Driver’s Licence and it is the basis of obtaining the other Classes from Class C through E. Exceptions to this rule applies to Class A, A1 and Class F also known as the Operater’s (F class) Licence is used for other motor Vehicles such as Fork Lift and Roadrollers, Class B is not a prerequisite for obtaining these classes.

The drivers licence process as governed by Section 31 (1) of the Road Traffic Act and Regulation 15 of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Regulations, is a simple process. Eligibility for this process is first satisfied if the applicant is 18 years or older, and 17 years for motor cycle/scooter riders. The following sections reviews the criteria and procedures one must follow to become a legal driver/rider in Grenada.

OBTAINING A LEARNER’S PERMIT

This is first part of the process for every new driver/rider. To obtain a learner’s permit you must be 18 years or over to drive or 17 years and over to ride.

  1. Obtain and complete application form from the Licence Department (Inland Revenue) or any District Revenue Office/Police Station
  2. Have one piece of ID (National ID card, NIS card, Passport, or Birth Certificate) accompanied by a Medical Certificate from a Registered Doctor
  3. Present All documents in (Step 1 & 2) to a police officer for approval
  4. Make a $50 payment
  5. Obtain Learner’s Permit card at Licence Department (Inland Revenue)

This document gives you the authority to learn the driving process. It is valid for a period of six (6) months from the date of issue, and should be used between 6 am and 6 pm daily.

On receiving your Learner’s Permit driving preparations can begin, along with the following steps:

A written exam must be seated at the testing center (in your area) around the country namely: Licence’s Centre Dusty High Way, St. George’s, Gouyave Police Station, Sauteurs Police Station, Grenville (Camp Raymond, Pearls) and St. David’s Police Station (see schedule below).

A pass mark of 65% must be attained in order to continue.

After having enough practice and you feel competent enough, maneuvering the strategic (sticks) test and a driving exam must be taken on the public road.

On completion of the exam, approval is made through the issuance of a competency slip, which must be collected at Inland Revenue Licencing Office.

There you will make the relevant payment, which is a pro-rated amount starting at $100.00 ECC.
Collect your Drivers Licence card at that location to legally drive on the public road.
If unsuccessful in the exams, a fee of $30.00 is paid at the Treasury/Revenue Office to re-sit the exam (applies to both theory and practical).

Driving Exam Schedule:

Location Date
Gouyave 1st Thursday each Month
Sauteurs 2nd Thursday each Month
St. David 3rd Thursday each Month
Grenville Last Thursday each Month

 

 

How do I move from a Private class to any other class of licence?

If you already have the Private Class Driver Licence (B Class) and is interested in obtaining any other class, a driving exam must be taken and passed to obtain it.

The term Additional Class refers to an upgrade to a higher class above B. To be eligible one must:

  • have at least one (1) year driving experience in B class
  • be 25 years or over

The standard procedures for exam are as follows:

  1. Contact Licence Testing Center (Dusty Highway) for an appointment. Study material you will be given.
  2. Get adequate practice lessons in preparation for practical exam

Exams are done weekly on Wednesdays only or as otherwise stated by the department.

Can I drive in Grenada if I have a foreign licence?

OBTAINING CLASSES FROM A FOREIGN LICENCE

Persons who hold foreign driving licence has an opportunity to use that licence to obtain permanent driving status on the island. This may apply to a returning national, visitors who obtained residency, international students, or persons working on the island. For these cases all relevant documents must be presented and the licence granted on the discretion of the Officer in-charge Traffic Department.

Required Documents:

  • Valid Passport
  • Work Permit
  • Acceptance letter (students)
  • Valid foreign licence
  • Two (2) passport sized photographs
  • Three (3) recent Temporary receipts
  • $1.50 local stamp

All applications for permanent Grenada Driver’s Licence should be made to the Officer in-charge Traffic Department, at the Carenage (Fire Station) office.

TEMPORARY DRIVING PERMIT

Stay over visitors wishing to drive can obtain a Temporary Driving Permit at any Police Station or from a vehicle rental company. These permit cost $30.00 ECC.

How can I renew my drivers licence while being overseas?

Drivers Licence holders, if unable to visit the office or is overseas, can send their document with payment receipt to have their Licence updated.

These persons are therefore asked to submit photograph and signature via email to licence@rgpf.gd. The photograph must be in JPEG and signature PNG format. In addition see this ID Photo Checklist document as a guide.

Can I get a licence from Grenada to drive overseas?

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

Any person who holds a valid Grenada Driver’s Licence can obtain an International Driving Permit to used in the course of travel to various countries. This licence is only valid for one (1) year from the date of issue. To obtain the licence:

  1. Have valid Grenada Driver’s Licence for no less than six (6) months
  2. Complete International Driving Permit application form (provided at Licence Department/Inland Revenue)
  3. Provide two (2) passport size photographs
  4. Make the relevant payment according to the class(es) of licence being applied for

The processing of the International Driving Permit usually take 2-3 working days.

Note: Your local licence must accompany the International Driving Permit for use in foreign country.

I am having a public event, can I get Police Security?

Where there is a need for police security at any event a request must be made to the Commissioner of Police seven (7) working days in advance stating;

  • The time of the event
  • The date of the event
  • Place where the event will be held
  • What type of event is being held?
  • Who is hosting the event?
  • The total amount of Police Officers needed

All fees must be paid to the Finance Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (Police Headquarters) in cash or by cheque and an official receipt must be collected one (1) day prior to the hosting of the event.  Where payment is being made by cheque it must be written out to Commissioner of Police. The fee schedule is as follows in ECC:

During normal season:

  • Constable – $20
  • Supervisor/NCO – $25

During Festive Season:

  • Constable – $30
  • Suprvisor/NCO – $35

How do I get permission to hold a meeting/event in a public place?

To hold meetings in a public place a letter must first be written to the commissioner of Police seven(7) working days in advance stating;

  • The time of the event
  • The date of the event
  • Place where the event will be held
  • What type of event is being held
  • Who is hosting the event?

In cases where a Public Address system will be used persons using the system must be clearly stated in the application letter.

Where there will be a street procession a request must be made for a police outrider or an escort.  It is the responsibility of the group leader to permit the free flow of vehicular traffic and participants behave in an orderly manner throughout the procession.

Permission for public meetings such as block-o which is to be held along a public roadside and anywhere else that would likely cause obstruction to the free flow of traffic will not be granted.