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Surface and Marine Transport Authority - SUMATRA

Ease of Access

Any motor vehicle with carrying capacity of seven persons and above is required to apply for road service licence. The Authority issues short term and long term licences. Short term licences are valid for a period of not exceeding three months and long term licences are valid for a period of one year.

Procedures and Requirements:

The Application forms are filled in duplicates with the following attachments:

• Vehicle Registration Cards

• Vehicle Inspection Report

• Valid Insurance Certificate and

• Previous Licence (for renewals)

• Other requirements to be notified by the SUMATRA Licensing Officer

  • The applicant has to pay application processing fee of Tshs. 5,000/= and the licence fees which vary according to the vehicle capacity and duration of the Licence.


For Intra regions licences

For Regions with SUMATRA Zonal Offices or Branches, the licences are issued at Zonal Offices/Branches.

The Regions without SUMATRA Zonal Offices/Branches the licences are issued at SUMATRA Regional Offices under Regional Administrative Secretaries (RAS) guidance.

For Intercity/Town and Pan territorial licences

Intercity/town and Pan Territorial Licences are issued at Zonal Offices and Headquarters.

For Routes and Timetables

The route, time table and bus fares are subject toSUMATRA’s approval.


Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 29-10-2018
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