The Hermanus rates hall of the Overstrand Municipality is currently open, but short-staffed due to several officials who have tested positive for Covid-19 and others who have to self-isolate and cannot be at work. The municipality therefore asks the public to be patient as service will be a bit slower than usual.
The Hermanus traffic offices, which have had to close temporarily a number of times due to infections and the need for decontamination, has reopened again (at the time of going to print). For driver’s licences, motor vehicle licences and vehicle testing, the Hermanus Traffic Department is open from 08:30 – 13:00 and again from 13:45 – 16:00 (not 16:30 as previously stated).
The vehicle testing station is also open on Saturdays from 08:00 – 12:00 and the licensing and registration office is open on Saturdays from 08:00 – 13:00. Although the traffic offices are only working at 50% capacity, the municipality remains committed to service delivery. All personal protective equipment, strict hygiene safety protocols and other precautions are in place.
Please note that only 50 people per day will be allowed to renew motor vehicle licence discs for vehicles and/or the registration of vehicles, and only 50 people per day will be allowed to renew driver’s licences and/or professional driving permits (PrDP). A maximum of 20 vehicles per day will be tested for roadworthiness.
Unfortunately the Kleinmond and Gansbaai licensing and registration offices remain closed until further notice. The municipality encourages residents to make use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) to make payment whenever possible. Hermanus residents can contact 028 313 8031 to ascertain the correct amount due before making an EFT payment. Always use your car licence number as reference number.
Residents are reminded that Overstrand libraries remain closed at this time. The public should continue to drop their books and other library materials (sealed in bags with their membership detail) in the bins/ boxes placed at the entrances to the respective libraries.