Caroni Licensing Office

The Licensing Office in Caroni

Citizens with business to transact at the Licensing Division will soon be able to do so following a statement from the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) that all licensing offices will reopen on Wednesday.

The division was closed along with other Government services on March 30 that were not be deemed essential services in the closing of business to limit the spread of the coronavirus due to people congregating.

According to the MOWT, members of the public will be able to access service between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 4.15 p.m. Monday to Fridays, however, in keeping with the nationwide mandate to implement and maintain preventative measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, services at all its offices will be scheduled.

Thus, the MOWT is advising persons with transactions to conduct at Arima, Caroni, Port of Spain, Point Fortin, Princes Town, San Fernando and St James to take not of the list of services and the respective dates these services will be offered (see attached photo).

Persons are also being asked to pre-book their appointments via the numbers 612-2700 and 612-2710. Additionally, online appointments can be made by logging on to

Both the online and telephone system for booking appointments were activated on Monday (June 1), and customers are being advised that they will only be served at their scheduled time of appointment.

Licensing office services

The Schedule of services offered by the Licensing Office and their respective days.


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