Car owners issued with registration numbers before the establishment of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) need to buy an ownership certificate before they can sell that number, according to RTA.
The Authority was reacting to queries by vehicle owners whether they can sell or auction numbers issued to them before RTA was created and whether they need a prior approval by the Authority.
“The car numbers issued before RTA was set up are special numbers which can not be sold or auctioned without an ownership certificate,” said Ahmed Bahruzian, executive director of RTA’s licensing division.
Quoted by the Arabic language daily Emirat Alyoum, he said RTA has classified those numbers into “code categories” starting from “A” to “K”.
“The nominal value of each number is assessed according to its category…its owner must pay 25 per cent of that nominal value for an ownership certificate as a condition to sell or transfer the ownership of that number,” he said.
“In case the car plate is already registered and owned, its owner can sell it and get approval from RTA for ownership transfer for a Dh100 fee.”