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Hours of Operation  

Transport Control Department:
Open Monday-Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

North Street Location Only:
Open Monday-Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Rockaway Satellite Location:
Open Monday-Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Southside Satellite Location:
Open Monday-Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

*Cycle Inspections are only carried out at the North Street Testing location

**As of April 6th 2009, motor vehicle safety and emissions inspections will be undertaken by the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. (BECL)

How Do I...?  
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How do I contact TCD?
How do I change the owner on a car?
How do I relicence my vehicle?
How do I get a Sunday permit?
How do I get a permit to move an unlicensed vehicle?
How do I get a truck licence?
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New Residents Information  

For residents new to Bermuda, obtaining a driver’s licence for a car or motorcycle can be quite easy if you follow the steps below:

  1. Have your doctor complete Section C of the Application for a Driver's License or Learner's Permit. you can download the form.
  2. Bring your birth certificate or passport when you apply for your licence.
  3. Provide proof of residence (Work Permit). You must be able to prove that you are or will be resident in Bermuda for a period of 30 days or more. In the case of visitors renting property on a holiday basis for 30 days or more, a copy of your lease may be required.
  4. Pass the theory exam, which is a set of multiple-choice questions designed to test your general knowledge of the rules of the road, local signage, and speed limits. The test is based on the Traffic Code Handbook, which you can buy at TCD. You can come in to take the theory exam any time between 8:30am and 4:00 pm without an appointment.
  5. Passing the theory exam allows you to apply for a learner’s permit, which you will need to practice driving on Bermuda’s roads—accompanied by a person with a valid Bermuda drivers licence.
  6. In order to obtain a motorcycle or vehicle licence one must pass the riding/driving exam. For this test an appointment must be made in advance. You will need to provide your own motorcycle or car for the test. Appointments made for driving must be confirmed before 12 noon on the day before the test.
  7. After passing the driving test persons under the age of 65 years will be issued a licence for up to a period of 10 years, or up to your 65th birthday.

Helpful Hint:

New residents may find it helpful to book an “orientation lesson” with a local driving instructor. This will familiarize you with local driving practices, city road markings, and the “one way” routes throughout the city.  The Traffic Code Handbooks may be purchased in the Registration Department at the main office. The Transport Control Department is located on North Street in Hamilton.

Motorcycle Riding Test  

(For an illustrated and printable version, see the form: RIDING EXAM REQUIREMENTS located in 'Forms and Publications')

The Cycle Riding Test is designed to test the rider’s ability to control the cycle under a number of different circumstances: while making turns, while traveling in a straight line under acceleration and under braking, and during slow speed manoeuvres.

Large Circle: One complete turn both ways and return to the start position. Correct posture and smooth throttle control is the aim of this exercise. While on the circle, look through the turn, lean slightly and do not use the brakes. Return to the starting position using both brakes to stop.

Serpentine Ride: While moving forward and keeping both feet on the foot rest, the applicant must ride through the serpentine/zigzag in a controlled manner during the test.

Straight Line/Brake Test: The applicant must ride in a straight line between the cones, turn while remaining in control, and accelerate in preparation for the brake test. The cycle must be brought to a quick, safe, controlled stop with the front wheel stopping before the double white line, using both brakes.

Turn Signals (Hands): The applicant must ride on the right hand side of the straight white line and make a left turn at the end of the white line—using your left hand. On the left hand side of the broken yellow line you must make a right hand turn at the end of the broken yellow line—using your right hand.