City card payment facilities for vehicle registration

The City of Cape Town said it would now be offering card payment facilities for motor vehicle registration services at its customer care centres in Plumstead and Wynberg.

Deputy mayor Ian Neilson said in a media release that the extension of credit and debit card payment facilities for motor vehicle registration services at these municipal offices follows a recent successful pilot roll-out of this service at the Cape Town Civic Centre. More roll-outs at other facilities will follow over the next month.

“The expansion of card payment facilities for the payment of rates and tariff accounts, build- ing plan and land use applications, and traffic fines will take a bit longer as system upgrades are required,” he said.

The City will accept payments of up to R5 000 a transaction by credit or debit card, or any other means of payment which does not hold any cost implications for the client.

“This amount covers most transactions by our clients, be it for motor vehicle licences, rates and services bills, or other sun- dry payments. The City will, however, reclaim the relevant bank- ing fee for any payment over R5 000.”

Residents are encouraged to make electronic payments for large transactions with the City, as this will result in minimal bank reclaims of banking charges. Electronic (EFT) payments carry the lowest bank charges. Currently, more than 60% of payments to the City are via EFT payments, said Mr Neilson.