A vehicle licence is issued by a motor registration authority in a jurisdiction in respect of a particular motor vehicle.

A current licence is required for a motor vehicle to be legally permitted to be used or kept on a public road in the jurisdiction.

Usually a licence is valid for one year and an annual licence fee is payable before a new one is issued.

A vehicle licence may be a paper document to be kept in the vehicle at all times or in the form of an adhesive sticker to be affixed or displayed on the windshield of the vehicle.

A valid vehicle licence in addition to those of roadworthiness certification and auto-insurance is required to permit a motorist use a public road in a jurisdiction.

However unlike the roadworthiness certification and auto-insurance, the vehicle licence is renewable annually and debts will be accumulated for non-renewal.