Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles FAQs

Where can I get my vehicle inspected?

Please see the list of approved garages for vehicle testing.
 

When is a current MOT certificate needed?

For a hackney carriage vehicle, from when it is 1 year old and for a private hire vehicle from when it is 3 years old.
 

What if I have an accident

Please inform the Licensing Department within 72 hours by filling in Icon for pdf accident report form [225.53KB] and emailing it to licensing@uttlesford.gov.uk
 

What happens if I need to change my vehicle temporarily due to an accident or a mechanical fault?

Please read our Hackney carriage and private hire Temporary Vehicle Policy.

The use of a temporary vehicle may occur if:

  • Your  insurance company needs to apply for a temporary replacement licence
  • If you intend to use a courtesy car  
  • If you are purchasing or have use of another vehicle which you wish to be licensed

Please complete a Icon for pdf Temporary vehicle application form [57.91KB] and email it to licensing@uttlesford.gov.uk

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