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MACHINERY REGISTRATION ACT,
B.E. 2514 (1971)1
BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ, REX.
Given on the 14th Day of April B.E. 2514 (A.D. 1971)
Being the 26th Year of the Present Reign

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is graciously pleased to proclaim that:
Whereas it is expedient to have a law on machinery registration in order that
machinery can be mortgageable movable property and subject to other juristic acts under the
Civil and Commercial Code;
Be it, therefore, enacted by the King, by and with the advice and consent of the
National Assembly, as follows:
Section 1. This Act shall be called the "Machinery Registration Act, B.E. 2514
(1971)".
Section 2. This Act shall come into force on and from the day following the
date of its publication in the Government Gazette. 2
1 Translated by Center for Translation and Language Services, Research Institute for
Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University under contract for the Office of the Council of State of
Thailand's Law for ASEAN project.- Initial version- pending review and approval.
2 Published in the Government Gazette Vol. 88, Part 44, Page 246, dated 27th April B.E. 2514
(1971)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
Section 3. In this Act:
"Machinery" means objects consisting of several parts designed to generate,
convert, transform or transmit energy, whether by means of hydropower, steam, fuel, wind, gas,
electricity, or other energy, jointly or individually, and includes equipment, flywheel, pulley,
belt, shaft, gear or any other thing arranged for reciprocating performance of work.
"Owner" means a person who holds the right of ownership.
"Machinery Registration" means registration of ownership of machinery and/or
subsequent registration of other juristic acts concerning machinery.
"Registrar" means a Central Machinery Registrar or a Changwat Machinery
Registrar, as the case may be.
"Competent Official" means the Registrar and officials appointed by the Minister
for the execution of this Act.
"Minister" means the Minister who has charge and control of the execution of this Act.
Section 4. Any machinery registerable for ownership under this Act shall be
in accordance with Ministerial Regulations.
Section 5. Machinery already registered under this Act shall be deemed as
movable property which may be mortgageable under section 703 (4) of the Civil and
Commercial Code, and the provisions of section 1299, section 1300 and section 1301 of the
Civil and Commercial Code shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Section 6. An owner of machinery wishing to register the machinery shall file
an application with the Registrar under this Act in accordance with the criteria, procedure and
formats as prescribed in Ministerial Regulations.
Section 7. There shall be a Central Machinery Registration Office under the
Ministry of Industry with powers and duties to register machinery for every Changwat and to
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
control the Changwat Machinery Registration Offices to be set up to carry out the operation
under this Act.
The Minister shall have the power to issue Notifications by publication in the
Government Gazette to establish Changwat Machinery Registration Offices with powers and
duties to register machinery in that Changwat, or in any other Changwats.
There shall be a Central Machinery Registrar in the Central Machinery Registration
Office and Changwat Machinery Registrars in the Changwat Machinery Registration Offices. The
Central Machinery Registrar shall also have the duty to control the Changwat Machinery
Registration Offices.
The Central Machinery Registrar and the Changwat Machinery Registrars shall
have the power and duty in the registration of machinery.
Section 8. The criteria, procedure, and formats of machinery registration as
well as the affixing or making of registration marks on the machinery, and the issuance of
machinery registration certificate shall be as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.
Section 9. In carrying out machinery registration, the competent official shall
be empowered to inquire into facts, and to require the applicant to submit pertinent document
or evidence, or to call upon any person concerned to appear to give statement as may be
necessary. If there is a reason to believe that such application for registration is not
accurate, the Registrar may deny such registration by informing the applicant of the inaccuracy
in writing.
If the application for the registration is accurate, the Registrar shall issue a
machinery registration certificate.
Section 9 bis.3 In case where the Registrar denies the machinery ownership
registration application under section 9, the owner of the machinery shall be entitled to appeal
3 Section 9 bis as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
in writing to the Minister within sixty days from the day the notice of registration refusal has
been received. The appeal shall be made in accordance with the Rules prescribed by the
Minister.
Section 9 ter.4 When it appears that the issuance of the machinery registration
certificate has been made by material mistake, or it later appears that the facts in the
accompanying documents for the consideration of registration are not accurate or the
substantive facts of the registration have been changed, the Registrar shall have the power to
revoke that machinery registration certificate.
Before issuing the order revoking the machinery registration certificate, the
Registrar shall notify the owner of the machinery and/or the parties of interest in writing for an
opportunity to make objection. If no objection has been made from said persons within sixty
days from the day the notice of the Registrar has been received, it shall be deemed that there
is no objection.
In the case where an objection is made within the period of time specified in
paragraph two, the Registrar shall complete the consideration within fifteen days from the day
the objection has been received. If the Registrar does not agree with the objection, the
Registrar shall revoke the machinery registration certificate of such machinery and notify the
objector in writing.
In the case where the objector does not agree with the order revoking the
machinery registration certificate according to paragraph three, the objector shall be entitled to
appeal to the Minister within sixty days from the day the notice from the Registrar has been
received. The appeal shall be made in accordance with the Rules prescribed by the Minister.
Section 9 quarter.5 In the case where there is an appeal to the Minister under
section 9 bis or section 9 ter, the Minister shall complete the consideration of the appeal within
4 Section 9 ter as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
5 Section 9 quarter as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
thirty days from the day the appeal has been received, unless it is necessary, the appeal
consideration time may be extended for another thirty days. If the Minister does not make any
decision within the said period of time, the appeal shall be deemed upheld.
The Minister’s decision shall be final.
Section 10.6 If the machinery registration certificate is lost, destroyed or
materially defected, the holder of such certificate shall file an application for a substitute
thereof with the Registrar who issued such machinery registration certificate.
An application for and the issuance of the machinery registration certificate shall
be in accordance with the criteria, procedure, and conditions prescribed in the Ministerial
Regulations.
The form of the substitute of the machinery registration certificate shall be that
of the machinery registration certificate but with a red marking stamp indicating the word
“Substitute” on the front side of the machinery registration certificate.
When the substitute of the machinery registration certificate has been issued, the
original machinery registration certificate shall be cancelled.
Section 11.7 The owner of the machinery registered under this Act wishing to
relocate the machinery from the industrial business establishment area as indicated in the
machinery registration certificate to be reinstalled at a new industrial business establishment or
stored in another place shall submit a written notification to the Registrar for not less than
fifteen days prior to the relocation of the said machinery indicating the desire to relocate the
same and the date on which the relocation will be finished. In this regard, the machinery
registration certificate and the layout list of machinery to be relocated for reinstallation or
storage shall also be submitted to the Registrar for examination. When the Registrar has given
approval to the layout list of the machinery to be relocated for reinstallation or storage, the
6 Section 10 as amended by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
7 Section 11 as amended by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
owner of the machinery shall relocate the machinery exactly as stated in the said layout list of
the machinery. When the relocation is finished, the Registrar shall amend the register
accordingly.
In case where the machinery is relocated for reinstallation at a new industrial
business establishment or for storage in another place under the jurisdiction of a different
registration office, the owner of the machinery shall proceed in accordance with paragraph one
and the Registrar of the locality in which the said machinery is registered shall forward the
relocation application to the Registrar of the locality in which the said machinery is to be
reinstalled or stored. When the Registrar of such new locality has given approval to the layout
list of the machinery to be relocated for reinstallation or storage, the owner of the machinery
shall relocate the machinery exactly as stated in the said layout list of machinery. And when
the relocation is completed, the Registrar of the new locality shall issue a new machinery
registration certificate for the relocated machinery.
For the relocation of machinery registered under mortgage, the owner of the
machinery shall also present the letter of consent from the mortgagee to the Registrar and the
relocated machinery shall also be regarded as being continually bound by the right of
mortgage.
In the case where the owner of the machinery wishes to temporarily relocate the
machinery away from the industrial business establishment for not more than a period of thirty
days, a written notification shall be made to the Registrar for not less than seven days prior to
the relocating date of the said machinery and the place to which or at which said machinery is
to be temporarily relocated or stored shall also be provided. If it is necessary to temporarily
relocate the machinery away from the area for more than the period of thirty days, a written
notification requesting for time extension shall be made to the Registrar for not less than seven
days prior to the lapse of the period. The Registrar shall have the power to permit time
extension as deemed fit but it shall not be more than thirty days at a time.
In case where the owner of the machinery has relocated the machinery from the
former location to be reinstalled at a new location within the premises of the industrial
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
business establishment, a written notification accompanied by the layout list of the relocated
machinery shall be made to the Registrar within a period of thirty days from the day of the
relocation of said machinery.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to the relocation of machinery
required to move back and forth in the normal course of performance.
Section 12. If the machinery registered under this Act is substantially changed
from registered particulars, the holder of the machinery registration certificate shall produce the
certificate thereof to the Registrar who issued such certificate for re-registration within thirty days
from the date of such change.
In the case where the change under paragraph one happened to the machinery
under mortgage registration, the owner of the machinery shall present a letter of consent of the
mortgagee to the Registrar, and the machinery so changed shall be deemed as a mortgaged
property in place of the former property.
Section 13. In case of removal of mortgage or sale with right of redemption
from machinery registered under this Act, the owner or the seller with right of redemption of
the machinery shall present evidence indicating such removal of the mortgage or sale with right
of redemption of the mortgagee or the buyer with right of redemption together with the
machinery registration certificate to the Registrar who issued such registration certificate for
registration of the removal of mortgage or sale with right of redemption.
When the Registrar finds the evidence to be accurate, he or she shall make a
record to reflect such removal or redemption in the registration certificate.
Section 13 bis.8 In the event any of the machinery registered under this Act is
lost, the owner of the machinery shall notify the Registrar in writing within fifteen days from the
day he or she has learned or ought to have learned of such event. The Registrar shall have the
8 Section 13 bis as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
power to order the revocation of the machinery registration certificate for such machinery. But
if the said machinery has been registered under mortgage, the Registrar shall notify the
mortgagee of such loss. Such being the case, the Registrar shall be able to order the revocation
of the machinery registration certificate for such machinery only after the consent of the
mortgagee has been obtained.
In the case where the machinery referred to in paragraph one is destroyed or
damaged to the point that it can no longer be used, the owner of the machinery shall notify
the Registrar in writing within fifteen days from the day he or she has learned or ought to have
learned of such event. The Registrar shall have the power to revoke the machinery registration
certificate for the said machinery. But if the said machinery has been registered as mortgage is
destroyed or damaged, the Registrar shall make note of the conditions of the said machinery
and inform the mortgagee of such destruction or damage in writing. Such being the case, the
Registrar shall be able to order the revocation of the machinery registration certificate for such
machinery only after the consent of the mortgagee has been obtained.
Section 13 ter.9 The competent official shall have the power to enter the
building which is the location of the machinery registered under this Act between sunrise and
sunset for inspection regarding compliance with this Act.
While performing duties, the competent official shall present the identification
card upon request by the owner of the machinery, the owner of the building, or the person
concerned.
The identification card of the competent official shall be in accordance with the
form prescribed in the Ministerial Regulation.
Section 14. Upon payment of fees, any person may verify documents retained
by the Registrar, or request for a certified correct copy of any of such documents.
9 Section 13 ter as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
Section 15.10 Any machinery owner who relocates the registered machinery
away from the industrial business establishment area to be installed at a new industrial
business establishment or stored in another place without notifying the Registrar or fails to
relocate the machinery in accordance with the layout list of machinery approved by the
Registrar under section 11 paragraph one or paragraph two shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding ten thousand baht or to a fine at a daily rate of five hundred baht from the day of
non-compliance, whichever amount is larger.
Section 15 bis.11 Any machinery owner who temporarily relocates the registered
machinery away from the industrial business establishment area without notifying the Registrar
or relocates the machinery away from the original location to be reinstalled at a new location
within the industrial business establishment area without notifying the Registrar in accordance
with section 11 paragraph five shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand baht.
Section 15 ter.12 Any persons who fails to comply with section 12 shall be
liable to a fine of not exceeding five thousand baht.
Section 15 quarter.13 Any machinery owner who fails to notify the Registrar in
accordance with section 13 bis shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand baht and
the Registrar shall have the power to order a revocation of the machinery registration certificate
of the said machinery. Such being the case, the provisions of section 9 and section 13 bis shall
apply mutatis mutandis.
10 Section 15 as amended by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
11 Section 15 bis as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
12 Section 15 ter as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
13 Section 15 quarter as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
Section 15 quinque.14 Any person who obstructs or fails to provide convenience
to the competent official in the course of performance of the duty under this Act shall be liable
to a fine not exceeding five thousand baht.
Section 16.15 For the commission of offences under section 15, section 15 bis,
section 15 ter, or section 15 quarter, if the machinery is registered under mortgage and the
commission of offence is likely to cause damage to the mortgagee, the offender is liable to
imprisonment for a term of not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding ten thousand baht,
or to both.
Section 17. The Minister of Industry shall be have charge and control of the
execution of this Act, and shall have the power to appoint Registrars and competent officials,
and to issue Ministerial Regulations prescribing fees not exceeding the rates in the schedule
annexed hereto, and to prescribe other matters for the execution of this Act.
Such Ministerial Regulations shall come into force upon their publication in the
Government Gazette.
Counter-signed by:
Field Marshal THANOM KITTIKACHORN,
Prime Minister
14 Section 15 quinque as added by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
15 Section 16 as amended by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)
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LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE AND/OR REFERENCE OF THIS TEXT. THE ORIGINAL THAI TEXT AS FORMALLY
ADOPTED AND PUBLISHED SHALL IN ALL EVENTS REMAIN THE SOLE AUTHORITY HAVING LEGAL FORCE.
Fee Schedule16
No. Fee Descriptions Fee not exceeding
1. Machinery ownership registration, each
machine
500 baht or not more than 10,000 baht for
several machines to be registered in the
same factory and at the same time
2. Issuance of a substitute for machinery
registration certificate, each copy
50 baht
3. Registration mark affixed or made on the
machinery, each mark
100 baht or not exceeding 1,000 baht for
marks affixed or made on several machines
in the same factory and at the same time
4. New registration under section 11 or
section 12, each time
250 baht
5. Registration of machinery for mortgage or
sale with right of redemption
1 baht for each 1,000 baht of the amount
for mortgage or sale with right of
redemption but not exceeding the
maximum of 100,000 baht
6. Registration of rights and juristic acts on
registered machinery other than registration
for mortgage or sale with right of
redemption, each time
100 baht
7. Application forms or printed forms, each
copy
2 baht
8. Verification of documents retained by the
Registrar, each time
20 baht
9. Obtaining document duplicates with
correct copy certification, each page
5 baht
16 Fee Schedule as amended by the Machinery Registration Act (No. 2), B.E. 2530 (1987)



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