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Permit needed to sell or import vehicles

Posted By: Marty

Permit needed to sell or import vehicles - 09/01/11 03:17 PM

The General Public is advised that when selling a vehicle, the buyer needs to produce a valid a permit from the Ambergris Caye Traffic Control Committee before executing the sale. Failure to do so, results in the seller being imposed a fine when applying for his/her replacement. Likewise, before importing any vehicle into San Pedro one need(s) to possess a valid permit, which should be presented to barge owners before embarkation; failure will result in being fined and vehicle impounded or returned to place of origin immediately.

San Pedro Transport Department Press Release

Posted By: owend3

Re: Permit needed to sell or import vehicles - 05/30/12 08:15 AM

Thank you for the information. How would one go about obtaining a permit to import a vehicle such as golf cart or utility vehicle to San Pedro?
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Permit needed to sell or import vehicles - 05/30/12 01:05 PM

Originally Posted by owend3
Thank you for the information. How would one go about obtaining a permit to import a vehicle such as golf cart or utility vehicle to San Pedro?


Go to Town Board offices - Transport desk - they have the applications.
The curious part of the application process is that you have to produce evidence that you own the vehicle - duty paid, VIN, etc. This is totally at odds with the concept of having permission first ........ somebody needs to clean up the details of the process, for sure.
IMHO a 2 or 3-step process needs to occur -
1. Apply, with a "theoretical" vehicle in mind - if it's already here then supply a photo or VIN and prior registration. If it's something you haven't yet purchased then provide a make and model # with particulars on size.
2. "Tentative approval" issued - a license to buy the particular vehicle within _____ days or weeks, after which, if you haven't done so, the approval expires.
3. Bring the vehicle and license to buy/import to TB within the time limit noted and get the license.
I think this would eliminate a lot of confusion - IMHO the application just doesn't make a lot if sense the way it's laid out.
Posted By: Bear

Re: Permit needed to sell or import vehicles - 05/31/12 02:56 AM

Diane,

Perhaps this is the kind of thing that the new administration would act on?

George
Posted By: Sober

Re: Permit needed to sell or import vehicles - 05/31/12 03:37 AM

The only reason they ask for a photo is they have no idea of what type of vehicle you want to bring to the island by just being told the make and model.

I can say that the process for issuing a permit is under review.
Posted By: Bear

Re: Permit needed to sell or import vehicles - 05/31/12 02:00 PM

on the other hand the current process may be self limiting (unintentional) means of limiting vehicles on the island...
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