Changing your Taxi Vehicle
To assist owners who wish to be able to change vehicle part way through the licence period, they will be able to transfer the unexpired portion of the existing licence from one vehicle to another, however, the new vehicle must continue to be tested in accordance with the Policy. Once all the correct documentation has been received, the application will be processed in a timely fashion.
Step 1 - Application Form
You need to complete an application form and send it to the Council accompanied by the following documentation:
- your current insurance including the name of the driver and the appropriate usage cover
- the current vehicle licence fee
- the vehicle's V5 (log book) stating your name and address (or the company's name and address if operating as part of a business)
Step 2 - Vehicle Test
You will need to book an appointment for the vehicle to be tested at the Council's nominated garage;
North Hertfordshire Homes
Letchworth Garden City
Telephone: 01462 474716
There is a non-refundable fee for the test which is set by North Hertfordshire Home. A further fee is payable if your vehicle fails and has to be re-tested. Once your vehicle has obtained the following documentation from the nominated garage:
- MOT pass certificate (if over 1 year old)
- Engineer's Report pass certificate
- Emission Test pass certificate
send the original documentation to the Council and it will be copied with the original documentation being returned by recorded delivery. Alternatively, the original documentation can be taken to the Customer Service Centre in Letchworth Garden City Please be aware that the Customer Service Centre can get very busy and that you will be seen chronological order.
Step 3 - The Licence
Once all the relevant paperwork has been received and the vehicle meets the Council’s requirements, a licence will be issued for the new vehicle for the duration of the existing licence. Additionally, a vehicle licence plate will be issued which must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle, in accordance with Council Policy, at all times. The licence can either be collected from the Customer Service Centre or despatched by post.
If you have any questions, please contact Licensing & Enforcement via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01462 474000.