MOT testing and taxi inspections

Booking a vehicle test or retest

You can only book a Taxi/ Private Hire Vehicle Compliance test (MOT) online, following the link below:

Book your MOT online


Private hire taxis and Hackney Carriage vehicles: Private vehicles
  • MOT New Plate test - £45
  • MOT renewal test -     £45
  • MOT vehicle change -£45
  • MOT retest -               £25
  • Safety inspection – no charge
  • MOT after failed safety inspection - £45
You must read and comply with the vehicle testing document (PDF) before your taxi’s test.
  • MOT - £45 for class 4 or 5 (standard type family car up to eight passenger seats) or
  • £55 for class 7 (mini buses and larger vans)
  • Retest - no charge

How to pay

You can pay by credit or debit card when you make the booking online.

No charges are made for payments made by credit or debit card. 

Rescheduling or cancelling

You can cancel or reschedule the appointment by logging in to your online account and selecting 'My Bookings'. This must be done no later than 12pm on the day before the test is due.