There are temporary changes to licensing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For general advice and guidance please visit Coronavirus help and advice.

Renewal of drivers licence

  1. Download and complete an application form: Licensing.
  2. Email your application form to licensing@kirklees.gov.uk.
  3. If you need to send any accompanying documents, then please scan them or take clear photographs and email them along with your application. If you are due a DBS as part of your renewal we will accept documents to conduct this check in the same way.
  4. A licensing officer will then contact you by phone to take payment and provide further information.
  5. If you are due a medical as part of your renewal, we will not be expecting you to attend your GP surgery. Instead, we will be asking you to complete a statutory declaration as to your medical fitness. Your full medical can then be completed at your next renewal, if you are on a three-year licence 12-months from the date your new licence is granted.

Renewal of vehicle licence

  1. Book and attend your vehicle test as normal.
  2. Download and complete the appropriate application form: Licensing.
  3. Email your application form to licensing@kirklees.gov.uk along with a scanned copy or photograph of your garage pass sheet and V5 Log book, and a copy of your insurance certificate.
  4. A licensing officer will then contact you by phone to take payment and provide further information.

Licences for new vehicles

We will only be processing applications for new vehicle licence where there is a genuine need for that vehicle to be licenced, and you should email the licensing service with your request and the reasons why. If it is agreed a new vehicle licence can be issued, then the following will apply:

  1. Book and attend your vehicle test.
  2. Download and complete the appropriate application form: Licensing.
  3. Email your application form to licensing@kirklees.gov.uk along with a scanned copy or photograph of your garage pass sheet and V5 Log book, Bill of Sale, and a copy of your insurance certificate.
  4. A licensing officer will then contact you by phone to take payment and provide further information.

Compliance test

At present the council's MOT stations are open and compliance tests will continue.

Future communication

If you have any queries please email licensing@kirklees.gov.uk instead of phoning Kirklees Direct. Keep visiting the licensing webpages for any updates.