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DRTSS Head Office Lilongwe

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Title Holder Conveyance / Change of ownership

When buying a vehicle the buyer must apply for title holder conveyance or change of ownership of a vehicle.

Note: You have to be enroled on MalTIS before applying for a vehicle’s title holder conveyance or change of ownership. For instructions on how to enrol please click here: NATURAL PERSONS / BODY OF PERSONS

before the Change of Ownership can be processed.

Note: Both the new Title Holder and new Owner (or proxy of either) must be present for biometric verification.

CHECKLIST FOR TITLE HOLDER CONVEYANCE AND/OR CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP. DO YOU HAVE?

  • Traffic Register Card/Certificate of new title holder and owner
  • Vehicle registration certificate, of vehicle being sold
  • Both the title holder and owner (or proxy of either) must be present for biometric verification
  • Completed CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP APPLICATION form.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. To avoid filling in forms in the queue, download the CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP APPLICATION form now and complete it before you arrive at the DRTSS office.
  2. Visit your nearest DRTSS OFFICE.
  3. Go to the Vehicle Application office.
  4. Submit your application form and supporting documents at the counter.
  5. A deposit slip will be printed which will indicate the AMOUNT to be paid at the bank. No money is to be paid at the DRTSS office.
    1. Please verify that the deposit slip is correct and reflects your details as well as an accurate description of the transaction you wish to complete before making the required payment.
  1. Once payment is made, you may return to the DRTSS office with the stamped deposit slip.
  2. Go to the Document Issuing Office to collect your registration certificate. Note: Only the new Title Holder may collect the vehicle registration certificate.

NOTE: For Public Service, Vanity, Out-of-Sequence and Next-in-Sequence Registration Numbers, click here: PUBLIC SERVICE/VANITY REGISTRATION NUMBERS

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Change of Vehicle Particulars

The Title Holder (or proxy of Title Holder) of a vehicle must register the changes made to vehicle such as usage, colour, seating capacity, engine, etc.

Note: You have to be enroled on MalTIS before applying for a vehicle’s title holder conveyance or change of ownership. For instructions on how to enrol please click here: NATURAL PERSONS / BODY OF PERSONS

About DRTSS

The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) is a regulatory arm under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works. DRTSS is responsible for the regulation of the road transport industry through traffic law enforcement, development of polices, standards and practices; and provide civic education on road safety to all road users in order to ensure well-coordinated, efficient, reliable, sustainable and safe national road transport system.

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Contact infoOur Location and Phone Numbers

The Director,

Directorate of Road Traffic & Safety Services,

  P/Bag 257 Lilongwe

 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Tel: +265 1 756 138 ,

Cell; +265 995008482,

Toll Free; 4040.