How To Get New Digital Number Plates -

How To Get New Digital Number Plates

Since it has become so undeniably obvious what will happen on the off chance that you don’t change to the new generation of vehicle plates in year and a half, the National Transport and Safety Authority has given rules on the most proficient method to apply for the computerized number plates.

The rollout of the computerized plates will start with recently enrolled vehicles from the ‘KDK’ series while applications for the replacement of the old plates will be opened from October 1, 2022.

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Drivers can request to change their current number plates in two ways: manually and online.

Here are the steps for each method to follow;

Manual Application
Acquire application form from NTSA
Indicate vehicle particulars, type of plates needed
Deliver fully filled form to NTSA offices
Make payment (Sh3,000)
Wait for a text notification to pick up your plates

Online Application via the Transport Integrated Management System(TIMS).

  • Subscribe to receive SMS – send NTSA to 22847
  • Log on to
  • Click on the TIMS logo
  • Go to apply reflective number plate
  • Choose the type of vehicle that needs a new plate
  • Indicate the plate type
  • Indicate person to pick them
  • Indicate the point of collection
  • Pay Sh3,000 application fee via mobile money or card
  • Preferred plates cost Sh30,000
  • Motorcycle plates cost Sh1,500
  • NTSA will alert you via text message when plate will be ready.