New vehicles to be licensed

Renewal and re-licensing details

From 1 October 2014 any new vehicles presented to licensing shall be no more than seven years old from the date of first registration (taken from the V5).

Any new hackney carriage licences issued require the vehicle to be a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Renewals 
Renewals will follow this time scale:

  • From 1 October 2014 no vehicle over the age of 15 years be licensed
  • From 1 October 2015 no vehicle over the age of 14 years  be licensed
  • From 1 October 2016 no vehicle over the age of 13 years be licensed
  • From 1 October 2017 no vehicle over the age of 12 years be licensed.

As long as the vehicle is under 12 years old when you renew  your vehicle licence it can be re-licensed.  For example if the vehicle  is 11 years, four months old it can be re-licensed for one year as normal.  When you come to re-licence when the vehicle is 12 years, four months you cannot re-license the vehicle.