Types of vehicle test
All taxi vehicles must:
- have a valid MOT test certificate
- pass a compliance test at issue and renewal of licence
- pass mid-licence inspection tests
This applies both to hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.
Vehicles must pass an MOT test and compliance check before a new licence can be issued or an existing licence can be renewed.
Our pages on hackney carriage and private hire vehicles tell you more about new licences and renewals.