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
and emailing it to
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 and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org