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Annual road tax (FOI)

Annual road tax (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 November 2021.
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What year was the annual road tax disc stopped and changed to an insurance disc.


Which politician put forward the proposition to remove the annual road tax prior to 1993 and introduce a tax on fuel to compensate for the decrease in revenue.


What venue accommodated the annual registration of road tax, and what were the charges per car, ie car length, engine size and so on.



The information requested is exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information Law (Jersey) 2011 as it available by other means.

Motor vehicle taxes (FOI)


Pierre Horsfall was the President of the Finance and Economics Committee at the time the proposition was put forward by this committee to the States Assembly, following consideration of recommendations from the steering group. This group was set up by the Treasurer and comprised of representatives from Treasury, Motor Traffic Office, States of Jersey Police, States Personnel and Corporate Services.


The Chelsea Hotel, Gloucester Street, St Helier.

The Motor Vehicle Duty (Jersey) Law 1957 Amendment 5 - Motor Vehicle Duty (Jersey) Regulations 1991 states as follows:

​Private cars


​Not exceeding

​14ft ​£18.00​£24.00
​15ft £22.50 ​​£30.00
​16ft ​£27.00​£36.00


​16ft​£60.00 ​£80.00

No further information is available.

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Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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