To renew your vehicle licence, you must first 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

You can attend the garage for your compliance test up to one month before your vehicle licence expires.

Contact the garage in good time to ensure you can complete your application process before your current vehicle licence expires.

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 :

  • The completed renewal application form
  • A copy of your valid vehicle insurance certificate in the name of the vehicle licence holder
  • 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
  • A letter from your Operator base, if you have changed operator since your last renewal, confirming that you and your vehicle work through them

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes

Download the renewal application form

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:
  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 Council
  • Address Licensing Service, PO Box 1720, Huddersfield, HD1 9EL
  • Phone 01484 456868
  • Email
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