You will require two appointments, the first to complete the garage test and the second to attend and collect your licence plate and door signs.

How to apply

  • First, book a garage appointment by calling 01484 221000 and when prompted ask for Transport, select the option to book a taxi test
  • It will be your responsibility to ensure that the vehicle complies with the minimum emission standards for newly licenced vehicles: Euro 5 standard for petrol vehicles and Euro 6 standard for diesel vehicles
  • The garage test fee is £50.00 directly payable to the garage on the test day is strictly non-refundable.
  • Complete the new vehicle form
  • Make an appointment with licensing (for a date after the taxi test) ring 01484 456868

Bring the following documents with you to the appointment:

  • Vehicle Pass Certificate
  • Your insurance documents or cover note (original copy)
  • Your vehicle registration document or new keeper slip (original copy)
  • Please note both the vehicle registration document and the insurance policy holder must be the same as the applicant for the licence
  • Pay the fee of £186.70 payable at the counter
  • If your car has been declared as a total insurance loss (CAT S) you will require an Autolign certificate

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes

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Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

If you licence an ultra-low emission vehicle (vehicle that emits 75g/km CO2 or less), or a wheelchair accessible vehicle, it may be eligible to be licenced up 12 years old, subject to the agreement of the Licensing Group Leader. The Licensing and Safety Committee agreed the following:

The aforementioned upper age extension for ultra-low emission and wheelchair accessible vehicles was not automatic and each case would be dealt with on its own individual merits, taking in to consideration, but not limited to, the following:

  • Submission of a formal application (including fee);
  • If extension was granted, the vehicle would be subject to two compliance tests per licence year;
  • The vehicle had to have a full service history;
  • Receipts of work/repairs undertaken on the vehicle;
  • The vehicle/drivers history with the Licensing Service, including:
  1. If the vehicle had failed any previous compliance test;
  2. Complaints about the condition of the vehicle;
  3. Complaints about the proprietor/driver of the vehicle; or
  4. Any other matters considered material to the application.


Contact Licensing

  • Kirklees Licensing Service
  • Address Huddersfield Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
  • Phone 01484 456868
  • Email