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Applying For A License Plate Trading permit

This service enables you to apply for a permit to practice vehicle plate trading in the Emirate of Dubai.


Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.


Individual customers, citizens and residents, and companies in Dubai are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Copy of the company's trade license
  2. No Objection Certificate for issuing a plate trade permit from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).


License and permit to practice the activity of vehicle plates trading in Dubai.

Service fees

  • 25,000 AED for issuing the permit
  • 500 AED participation fees
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.


1 year.

Average processing time

  • Website: instantly
  • RTA: 10 minutes
  • Department of Economic Development: unidentified.

Ways to apply


  • The customer receives the NOC from the Licensing Agency at RTA
  • The customer submits the NOC at the Department of Economic Development to issue the license
  • The customer uploads a scanned copy of the trade license on the website
  • The customer is required to settle the fees to activate the service (electronic activation).

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must have a traffic file in Dubai
  • The customer must have 30 plate numbers in the traffic file


  • Question 1: What are the fines associated with the plate trading permits?

Answer 1:

  • Practicing the activity without a permit: 5,000 AED
  • Practicing the activity with an expired permit: 3,000 AED
  • Practicing activities other than the licensed activity by RTA: 3,000 AED
  • Ceasing or stopping the practice of the activity for more than 6 months without notifying RTA: 1,000 AED
  • Holding auctions on vehicle plate numbers without RTA's permission: 5,000 AED
  • Failing to provide RTA with documents, data and necessary statistics related to the activity: 3,000 AED
  • Enabling a third party to use the permit without RTA's prior consent: 3,000 AED
  • Failing to act in accordance with the stipulations and requirements approved by RTA: 3,000 AED
  • Interrupting or disrupting the work of employees: 5,000 AED
  • Selling the same vehicle plate to more than 1 person: 10,000 AED
  • Publishing the activity within RTA's service centers without the authority's consent: 3,000 AED.

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