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Apply to be an Approved Vehicle Testing Station

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Preston City Council's Licensing Section administers and enforces the law relating to the licensing of Private Hire Vehicles and Hackney Carriages.

The Council licenses the operators, drivers and vehicles. The main objective is to ensure public safety. As part of this, every vehicle that is used as a Hackney Carriage or for Private Hire purposes must have an MOT test every six months. In addition to the standard Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) MOT requirements, there are some specific checks needed as part of Preston's licence conditions.

In order to be an Approved Vehicle Testing Station and to be eligible to carry out the testing of these vehicles, applicants must meet the Vehicle Testing Station Criterion in Appendix O of the Taxi Licensing Policy.

How to Apply

If having read the criteria you wish to be considered for a place on the Council's list of Approved Vehicle Testing Stations, please complete the online application form: 

Apply to be an Approved Vehicle Testing Station

If any further information is required, please contact the Licensing Team on 01772 906910.

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