To licence a new vehicle with Kirklees Council, you must first ensure that your vehicle:
- meets the Kirklees Council Vehicle Specification
- and complies with the emission standards for newly licensed vehicles:
- Euro 5 standard for petrol vehicles
- Euro 6 standard for diesel vehicles.
Once you have confirmed your vehicle meets these standards, you must have your vehicle compliance tested at a Kirklees Council garage.
Make an appointment to have your vehicle compliance tested at a Kirklees Council garage
- Phone 01484 221000 - ask for Transport and select the option to book a taxi test
How to apply
Once you have had your vehicle compliance tested, fill in the application form and email it and supporting documents to Licensing.
Paperclip You must email these documents to Email email@example.com:
- The completed new vehicle application form
- A copy of your valid vehicle insurance certificate in the name of the vehicle licence holder, showing the vehicle is covered for private hire or Hackney Carriage work as appropriate
- A photograph of the vehicle's V5 logbook in the name of the vehicle licence holder
- A photograph of your Compliance Test Certificate from the garage test
- For Hackney Carriage vehicle changes: a photograph of your Meter Test Certificate from the garage test
- For Private Hire vehicles: a letter from your Operator base, if the vehicle is for private hire, confirming that you and your vehicle work through them.
Paperclip If your vehicle has been declared as a total insurance loss (Cat S) you will require an Autolign certificate.
Paperclip If your vehicle has been converted from a goods-carrying vehicle to a passenger vehicle, you will require an IVA certificate.
Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes
After you have submitted the application form and documents
You will be contacted by telephone to make payment for your transferral application: Licence costs
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:
- If the vehicle had failed any previous compliance test;
- Complaints about the condition of the vehicle;
- Complaints about the proprietor/driver of the vehicle; or
- Any other matters considered material to the application.
- Kirklees Licensing Service
- Address Huddersfield Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
- Phone 01484 456868
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org