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Change or Transfer of vehicle

Change of Vehicle

An application to change the vehicle licensed as a taxi or private hire vehicle will be refused if the new vehicle is more than 5 years old from date of first registration. Licensing Officers have the discretion to licence a vehicle that does not meet the above age policy in the case of elite vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes, Rolls Royce or similar provided the vehicle is in excellent condition. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are exempt from the above age policy.

 

To change a vehicle you will need to send the following to licensing@stroud.gov.uk;

  • Application form
  • A valid insurance certificate or cover note
  • MOT Certificate (if more than 1 year old)
  • V5 Registration Certificate
  • Meter Certificate
  • Council Test (from an authorised garage)
  • Fee - you can pay the fee here
  • Return any plates and discs previously issued by the Council
  • You will also need to send us some photos of the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Please note that you may also be required to bring the vehicle to Ebley Mill for a member of the Licensing Team to inspect.

     

     

Change of Vehicle Registration

To make a change of registration application you must submit the following to licensing@stroud.gov.uk;

  • Application form
  • Fee - you can pay the fee here
  • Documents from DVLA confirming change of registration
  • Insurance certificate or cover note.
  • MOT certificate
  • Return any plates and discs previously issued by the Council

 

 

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

To make a transfer application the new owner must submit the following to licensing@stroud.gov.uk;

  • Application form
  • Fee - you can pay the fee here
  • Proof of transfer of the licensed vehicle such as a registration certificate in the new owner’s name or, if not available, a bill of sale, an invoice or a credit agreement
  • A valid insurance certificate or cover note.
  • MOT (unless the vehicle is less than one year old)
  • Ensure that the vehicle holds a valid Council Vehicle Test Certificate. (Copies of the Council Vehicle Test inspection sheet are sent by the authorised garage electronically direct to the Licensing Team)
  • Written consent to transfer from previous licence holder
  • Basic DBS Certificate not more than one month old unless you hold or are also applying for a hackney carriage or private hire driver licence and are providing an Enhanced DBS check through that process

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