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Vehicle licence

Apply for a new vehicle licence

If you want to apply for a new Vehicle Licence please contact the Licensing Team to arrange for an application pack to be sent to you.

You should read the Taxi and private hire information for new applicants and the Taxi and private hire policy before submitting your application.

When you are ready to submit your application please contact the Licensing Team on 01453 754440 or email licensing@stroud.gov.uk to arrange an appointment.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Completed application form
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • MOT Certificate (if more than 1 year old)
  • V5 Registration Certificate
  • Meter Certificate
  • Council Test (from an authorised garage)
  • Payment

The vehicle will be inspected for suitability as a licensed vehicle. When licensing a new vehicle it must not be more than 5 years old from the date of first registration.

Fees

Change of Vehicle

 

Transfer a Vehicle Licence

If you need to change your vehicle please contact the Licensing Team as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Completed application form
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • MOT Certificate (if more than 1 year old)
  • V5 Registration Certificate
  • Meter Certificate
  • Council Test (from an authorised garage)

The vehicle will be inspected for suitability as a licensed vehicle.

 

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Licensed vehicles that are able to carry at least one wheelchair with the passenger remaining seated in that wheelchair, should the passenger wish to, will be 'designated' under Section 167 of the Equality Act 2010. Drivers of these vehicles, unless they hold a valid Medical Exemption, must ensure that they comply with the following duties:

• To carry the passenger whilst in the wheelchair,

• Not to make any additional charge for doing so,

• If the person chooses to sit in a passenger seat, to carry the wheelchair,

• To take such steps as are reasonably necessary to ensure the passenger is carried in safety and reasonable comfort; and

• To give the passenger such mobility assistance as is reasonably required.

 

A driver of a ‘designated’ vehicle commits an offence if they fail to comply with the above duties. If a driver is prosecuted for this offence they could be subject to a fine not exceeding £1,000.

 

A driver can apply for a Medical Exemption Certificate if they are unable to comply with the above duties for medical reasons or because their physical condition makes it impossible to comply. If you wish to apply for a Medical Exemption Certificate you will need to contact the Licensing Section.

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