If you are operating a taxi or minicab, your vehicle needs to have an inspection every six months, and pass an MOT annually.
1. Taxi inspections
We offer taxi inspections at our Freighter House test centre.
You need to book a timeslot for your inspection online, before you arrive at the test centre.
To book a taxi inspection, you will need:
to make your booking at least 12 hours before you need the inspection
your name, address and contact details
your vehicle registration
the make and model of your vehicle
your taxi inspection number
to tell us whether your vehicle is a private hire or hackney carriage, and is petrol or diesel
to pay the £62 fee, using a debit or credit card or PayPal. We don't accept American Express
Once we receive your booking, we will:
On the day of your inspection, you will need to:
If you cancel your inspection less than 24 hours before your appointment, we will still charge you the full amount.
Failing your inspection or MOT
If your vehicle fails the inspection or MOT, you need to take it for repair.
We will carry out a free re-test after repairs if you return within 10 working days of the failure date.
You will still need to book a timeslot before you return for the free re-test.