Taxi vehicle testing

Mid-licence inspections

You must submit your vehicle for an MOT test when you first apply for a licence, and then once a year afterwards.

Compliance tests are needed:

  • on initial application for a licence, regardless of the vehicle's age
  • once a year for vehicles up to 5 years-old
  • every 6 months for vehicles more than 5 years-old, up to 8 years-old
  • every 4 months for vehicles more than 8 years-old

Your vehicle licence paper will say when your mid-licence inspections are due.

Your licence may be suspended immediately if you don't submit your vehicle for a compliance test when it's due

Our full vehicle specification policy and conditions is below: