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Heavy Machinery Registry

The AOSH maintains a special heavy machinery registry for all heavy machinery and equipment in Iceland. The registration of heavy machinery is subject to the rules on the registration and inspection of mobile work machinery and heavy machinery.

New Registration

Before the machine is put into use, it must be registered with the AOSH. New registrations are only made electronically on My Pages on the AOSH website.

Foreign companies that intend to operate in Iceland shall bear in mind that before a machine, which is covered by the rules on registration and inspection of mobile work machines and heavy machinery, is taken into use, it must be registered with the AOSH. Please note that a heavy machinery must be registered with an Icelandic ID number.

The registration numbers of heavy machinery and equipment have two letters and four digits. The first letter of the registration number indicates a main category and the second letter a sub-category. The numbers are serial numbers within certain categories and together with the two letters is the registration number of a specific machine or device.

The AOSH publishes a registration manual for further instructions on registration of heavy machinery.


Frequently Asked Questions

Hægt er að sækja um nýskráningu á vinnuvél/tæki á mínum síðum Vinnueftirlitsins. Til þess þarftu að vera með rafræn skilríki eða íslykil.

Upplýsingar um það má finna í skráningarhandbók fyrir vinnuvélar og tæki.

Hægt er að sjá verð á nýskráningu vinnuvélar/tækis í gjaldskrá Vinnueftirlitsins hér á heimasíðunni.

Þú þarft að hafa samband við Vinnueftirlitið í síma 550 4600 og gefa upp skráningarnúmer vélar.

Árgerð tækis er hægt að finna með því að fara inn á mínar síður Vinnueftirlitsins eða á island.is.

Framleiðslunúmerið er hægt að finna með því að fara inn á mínar síður hjá Vinnueftirlitinu eða á island.is.

Þegar þú ert búin að fá sent númer frá okkur þá getur þú tollafgreitt tækið. Eftirlitsmaður frá Vinnueftirlitinu hefur síðan samband við þig og kemur með plötuna á tækið og tekur það út.

Eingöngu tryggingarfélögin geta veitt upplýsingar um hvort það séu tryggingar á vinnuvélum. Vinnueftirlitið hefur ekki þær upplýsingar.

Vinnueftirlitið gerir engar kröfur um tryggingar og er það á ábyrgð eiganda vélarinnar að hafa samband við tryggingarfélögin.

Já, öll tæki sem á að skrá þurfa að vera CE-merkt.

Hægt er að afskrá vinnuvél/ar á mínum síðum Vinnueftirlitsins. Til þess þarftu að vera með rafræn skilríki eða íslykil.

Registration Manual

Registration Categories

  1. Construction cranes
    AH. Harbor cranes and industrial cranes, lifting capacity > 18 tm
    BB. Lattice boom crawler cranes on belts, lifting capacity > and 18 tm
    BG. Lattice boom crawler cranes on wheels, lifting capacity > 18 tm
    BH. Loading cranes, lifting capacity > 18 tm
    BS. Hydraulic cranes with telescopic boom, lifting capacity > 18 tm
    CA. Harbor cranes and landing cranes, lifting capacity ≤ 18 tm
    CB. Bridge cranes, lifting capacity > 1000 kg
    CD. Overhead cranes and pulleys, lifting capacity > 1000 kg
    CI. Industrial cranes, lifting capacity > 1000 kg
    DA. Mobile cranes, lifting capacity ≥ 1000 kg and ≤ 18 tm
    DK. Basket cranes and basket lifts, lifting capacity > 150 kg
    DS. Concrete pump cranes
    EA. Excavators on wheels with 360 ° rotation, own weight > 4 tons
    EB. Excavators on belts with 360 ° rotation, own weight > 4 tons
    EH. Excavators on wheels (tractor excavators), own weight > 4 tons
    EK. Excavators on wheels, not made for driving, own weight > 4 tons
    FB. Loader shovels (belt shovels) on belts. own weight > 4 tons
    FH. Loader shovels on wheels (wheel loaders), own weight > 4 tons
    GB. Bulldozers, own weight > 4 tons
    GS. Drilling rigs and drilling equipment, own weight > 4 tons
    HV. Motor graders, own weight > 4 tons
    IA. Towing vehicles, motor > 15 kW
    IB. Sweepers, snow plows and blowers, motorized wheelbarrows, etc., motor > 15 kW
    ID. Tractors with equipment, motor > 15 kW
    IF. Substance pumps, mixers, dumpers, etc., driving speed ≤ 30 km / h, load capacity. > 5 tons
    II. Specially equipped industrial machinery, motor > 15 kW
    IM. Excavators and shovels, own weight ≤ 4 tons
    IS. Snowcats, motor > 15 kW
    IT. Pushback tugs, motor > 15 kW
    JF. Forklifts with telescopic boom, lifting capacity ≥ 1.2 tons but ≤ 10 tons compared to 0.6 m load center
    JL. Forklifts, lifting capacity ≥ 1.2 tons but ≤ 10 tons compared to 0.6 m load center
    JV. Airport check equipment, motor > 15 kW
    KG. Forklifts, lifting capacity > 10 tons
    KL. Forklifts with telescopic boom, lifting capacity > 10 tons
    LS. Rollers, motor > 15 kW
    MM. Laying machines and cutters, motor > 15 kW
    NB. Car lifts, designed to lift vehicles
    NC. Car lifts, hydraulic lifts with floor jacks, designed for lifting vehicles
    NF. Passenger lifts
    NG. Passenger and cargo lifts
    NH. Lifts for people with disabilities
    NL. Lifting platforms
    NM. Service lifts, load capacity > 10 kg and < 100 kg
    NO. Escalators and conveyors for transporting people
    NV. Cargo lifts, load capacity > 100 kg
    OB. Cableways for skiers
    OS. Chairlifts
    OT. Ski tows
    PH. Loading cranes, lifting capacity > 8 tm and ≤ 18 tm
    RB. Construction drill, own weight ≤ 10 tons
    RM. Construction drill that can move under their own power, own weight > 10 tons
    RS. Drilling rigs that can not move under their own power
    SA. Rollers, sweepers, snow plows, etc., equipment that can not move under its own power
    SB. Lifting equipment on vehicles, such as loading cranes lifting capacity ≥ 1000 kg but ≤ 8 tm
    SD. Pesticide application equipment
    SE. Mowers and various transport equipment, motor > 10 kW and ≤ 15 kW
    SF. Crushers and chippers, motor > 15 kW
    SH. Mineral sorting machine
    SI. Large motorized playground equipment
    SJ. Smaller motorized playground equipment
    SK. Smaller type of motorized carousel
    SL. The smallest type of motorized playground equipment
    SM. Mobile lifting equipment made for driving, lifting capacity ≥ 1 ton and lifting height > 0.4 m but < 2.5 m
    SN. Mobile transport equipment, lifting capacity ≥ 1 ton and lifting height < 0.4 m
    VA. Container frames
    VB. Lifting work platforms and construction lifts
    VD. Lifting equipment (pallet cabinets, hangers and more)
    VH. Baskets made for lifting people with a forklift or hoisting people with a crane
    VL. Lifting work platforms, e.g. scissor lifts, etc. tower lifts
    VP. Hanging work platforms
    XA. Mobile tanks, category 2, gas
    XB. Fixed tanks on vehicles, category 2, gas
    XD. Fixed tanks on carriages, category 2, gas
    YA. Mobile tanks, category 3, flammable liquids
    YB. Fixed tanks on vehicles, category 3, flammable liquids
    YD. Fixed tanks on carriages, category 3, flammable liquids
    ZA. Steam boilers I
    ZB. Steam boilers II
    ZD. Steam boilers III

ZE. Steam boilers IV

ZF. Water heating systems
ÖA. Explosives chests, category I
ÖB. Explosives containers, category II

ABConstruction cranes
AHHarbor cranes and industrial cranes, lifting capacity &gt; 18 tm
BBLattice boom cranes on belts, lifting capacity &gt; and 18 tm
BGLattice boom cranes on wheels, lifting capacity &gt; 18 tm
BHLoading cranes, lifting capacity &gt; 18 tm
BSHydraulic cranes with telescopic boom, lifting capacity &gt; 18 tm
CAHarbor cranes and landing cranes, lifting capacity ≤ 18 tm
CBBridge cranes, lifting capacity &gt; 1000 kg
CDOverhead cranes and pulleys, lifting capacity &gt; 1000 kg
CIIndustrial cranes, lifting capacity &gt; 1000 kg
DAMobile cranes, lifting capacity ≥ 1000 kg and ≤ 18 tm
DKBasket cranes and basket lifts, lifting capacity &gt; 150 kg
DSConcrete pump cranes
EAExcavators on wheels with 360 ° rotation, own weight &gt; 4 tons
EBExcavators on belts with 360 ° rotation, own weight &gt; 4 tons
EHExcavators on wheels (tractor excavators), own weight &gt; 4 tons
EKExcavators on wheels, not made for driving, own weight &gt; 4 tons
FBLoader shovels (belt shovels) on belts. own weight &gt; 4 tons
FHLoader shovels on wheels (wheel loaders), own weight &gt; 4 tons
GBBulldozers, own weight &gt; 4 tons
GSDrilling rigs and drilling equipment, own weight &gt; 4 tons
HVMotor graders, own weight &gt; 4 tons
IATowing vehicles, motor &gt; 15 kW
IBSweepers, snow plows and blowers, motorized wheelbarrows, etc., motor &gt; 15 kW
IDTractors with equipment, motor &gt; 15 kW
IFSubstance pumps, mixers, dumpers, etc., driving speed ≤ 30 km / h, load capacity. &gt; 5 tons
IISpecially equipped industrial machinery, motor &gt; 15 kW
IMExcavators and shovels, dead weight ≤ 4 tons IS. Snowcats, motor &gt; 15 kW
ISSnowcats, motor &gt; 15 kW
ITPushback tugs, motor &gt; 15 kW
JFForklifts with telescopic boom, lifting capacity ≥ 1.2 tons but ≤ 10 tons compared to 0.6 m load center
JLForklifts, lifting capacity ≥ 1.2 tons but ≤ 10 tons compared to 0.6 m load center
JVAirport check equipment, motor &gt; 15 kW
KGForklifts, lifting capacity &gt; 10 tons
KLForklifts with telescopic boom, lifting capacity &gt; 10 tons
LSRollers, motor &gt; 15 kW
MMLaying machines and cutters, motor &gt; 15 kW
NBCar lifts, designed to lift vehicles
NCCar lifts, hydraulic lifts with floor jacks, designed for lifting vehicles
NFPassenger lifts
NGPassenger and cargo lifts
NHLifts for people with disabilities
NLLifting platforms
NMService lifts, load capacity &gt; 10 kg and &lt; 100 kg
NREscalators and conveyors for transporting people
NVCargo lifts, load capacity &gt; 100 kg
OBCableways for skiers
OSChairlifts
OTSki tows
PHLoading cranes, lifting capacity &gt; 8 tm and ≤ 18 tm
RBDrilling rigs, dead weight ≤ 10 tons
RMDrilling rigs that can move under their own power, dead weight &gt; 10 tons
RSDrilling rigs that can not move under their own power
SARollers, sweepers, snow plows, etc., equipment that can not move under its own power
SBLifting equipment on vehicles, such as loading cranes lifting capacity ≥ 1000 kg but ≤ 8 tm
SDGarden sprayers
SEMowers and various transport equipment, motor &gt; 10 kW and ≤ 15 kW
SFCrushers and chippers, motor &gt; 15 kW
SHRiddlers made for sorting minerals
SILarge motorized playground equipment
SJSmaller motorized playground equipment
SKSmaller type of motorized carousel
SLThe smallest type of motorized playground equipment
SMLifting equipment made for driving, lifting capacity ≥ 1 ton and lifting height &gt; 0.4 m en &lt; 2.5 m
SNTransport equipment, lifting capacity ≥ 1 ton and lifting height &lt; 0.4 m
VAContainer frames
VBLifting work platforms and construction lifts
VDLifting equipment (pallet cabinets, hangers and more)
VHBaskets made for lifting people with a forklift or hoisting people with a crane
VLLifting work platforms, e.g. scissor lifts, etc. tower lifts
VPHanging work platforms
XALoose tanks, category 2, gas
XBFixed tanks on vehicles, category 2, gas
XDFixed tanks on carriages, category 2, gas
YALoose tanks, category 3, flammable liquids
YBFixed tanks on vehicles, category 3, flammable liquids
YDFixed tanks on carriages, category 3, flammable liquids
ZASteam boilers I
ZBSteam boilers II
ZDSteam boilers III
ZESteam boilers IV
ZFWater heating systems
ÖBExplosives chests, category I
ÖBExplosives containers, category II

Mobile Machinery Intended for Driving in Traffic

Owners of mobile machinery intended for driving in traffic, i.e. on public roads, need to register them in the vehicle register and affix a license plate to them for identification.

The vehicle register is managed by the Icelandic Transport Authority, but for the sake of efficiency for the owners of heavy machinery, the AOSH handles registrations and changes of ownership of them. Applications for the registration of heavy machinery for driving in traffic are available on the AOSH’s My pages.

Rules on the registration of heavy machinery are set out in the Traffic Act which entered into force on 1 January 2020 and the Regulation on the Registration of Vehicles.

Please note: Delays in the delivery of B and D plates

For reasons that can be traced to COVID-19, there will be a delay in the production of license plates at suppliers abroad. Scheduled delivery is in the second half of February.

We encourage owners to apply for registration despite this. A fee for the plating of heavy machinery is not charged until after the license plate has been issued.

The police will not take action due to heavy machinery for which registration has been applied for.

The fee for the registration of heavy machinery for driving in traffic is determined according to the tariff of the Icelandic Transport Authority. The fee is divided into a traffic safety fee, a fee for new vehicle registration and a fee for license plates.

The license plates will be available at the AOSH’s reception at Dvergshöfði 2 in Reykjavík. Until the end of the year, those living in rural areas can have them sent free of charge to the nearest post office.

The following categories can be plated:

  • EA – Excavators on wheels with 360 ° rotation, own weight > 4 tons
  • EH – Excavators on wheels (tractor excavators), own weight > 4 tons
  • FH – Loader shovels on wheels (wheel loaders), own weight > 4 tons
  • HV – Graders, own weight > 4 tons
  • IA – Towing vehicles, motor > 15 kW *
  • IB – Sweepers, snow plows and blowers, motorized wheelbarrows, etc., motor > 15 kW
  • IM – Excavators and shovels, own weight ≤ 4 tons
  • JF – Forklifts with telescopic boom, lifting capacity ≥ 1.2 tons but ≤ 10 tons compared to 0.6 m load center
  • JL – Forklifts, lifting capacity ≥ 1.2 tons but ≤ 10 tons compared to 0.6 m load center *
  • KG – Forklifts, lifting capacity ≥ 10 tons *
  • KL – Forklifts with telescopic boom, lifting capacity > 10 tons

Here you can find an overview of all registration categories.

∗ Please note that the machine needs to meet the requirements for the type and equipment of vehicles so that it can be registered for driving on public roads.

∗ Devices in categories IA, JL and KG usually do not meet the requirements for the type and equipment of vehicles and you need to apply for their registry separately by contacting the AOSH service center at vinnueftirlit@ver.is, by phone 550-4600 or via online chat on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nei ekki nema hún sé ætluð til aksturs í umferð á opinberum vegum. Þá ber eiganda vinnuvélar að skrá hana í ökutækjaskrá. Ökutækjaskrá er í umsjón Samgöngustofu en til hagræðingar fyrir eigendur vinnuvéla annast Vinnueftirlitið allar skráningar og eigendaskipti á þeim. Sótt er um skráningu vinnuvéla til aksturs í umferð á mínum síðum Vinnueftirlitsins.

Vinnuvél sem ekið er á opinberum vegum.

Þær þurfa að standast kröfur í umferðarlögum sem tóku gildi 1. janúar 2020. Þær þurfa jafnframt að uppfylla kröfur um gerð og búnað ökutækja. Tæki í flokkum IA, JL og KG uppfylla oftast ekki kröfur um gerð og búnað ökutækja og þarf að sækja sérstaklega um götuskráningu þeirra með því að hafa samband við þjónustuver Vinnueftirlitsins á vinnueftirlit@ver.is, í síma 550 4600 eða í gegnum netspjall hér á síðunni.

EA, EH, FH, HV, IA, IB, IM, JF, JL, KL og KG. Hér má finna nánari upplýsingar um skráningaflokka.

Gjald fyrir skráningu vinnuvéla til aksturs í umferð er ákvarðað samkvæmt gjaldskrá Samgöngustofu.

Gjaldið skiptist í umferðaröryggisgjald, gjald fyrir nýskráningu ökutækis og gjald fyrir skráningarmerki.

Hægt verður að nálgast þau í afgreiðslu Vinnueftirlitsins að Dvergshöfða 2 í Reykjavík. Þeir sem búa á landsbyggðinni geta fengið þau send gjaldfrjálst á næsta pósthús.

Nei, fyrirkomulag við skoðun vinnuvéla sem fá skráningarnúmer til aksturs í umferð breytist ekki og mun starfsfólk Vinnueftirlitsins sinna þeim eins og verið hefur.

Change of Ownership

A change of ownership of heavy machinery must be reported to the AOSH. The seller and the buyer are both responsible for announcing a change of ownership. It can only be reported electronically at My pages.

The price of the change of ownership is determined in the tariff for special inspection and service work – item 108.

Frequently Asked Questions

Þú þarft að hafa samband við Vinnueftirlitið í síma 550 4600 og gefa upp skráningarnúmer vélar.

Eigendaskipti er hægt að framkvæma á mínum síðum Vinnueftirlitsins. Til þess þarftu rafræn skilríki eða íslykil.

Verð á eigendaskiptum vinnuvélar finnurðu í gjaldskrá Vinnueftirlitsins hér á heimasíðunni.

Umráðamannaskipti er hægt að gera á mínum síðum Vinnueftirlitsins. Til þess þarf rafræn skilríki eða Íslykil.