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Roadworthiness testing

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Roadworthiness testing

All private motor vehicles over four years old are required to undertake a biennial roadworthiness test. Goods, Self Drive and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) must take a roadworthiness test annually. PSVs over 12 years old require a roadworthiness test every 6 months.

Please allow plenty of time if applying for an appointment by post.

1. On application for the examination of a motor vehicle or trailer,which is:

(a) a private motor vehicle - £30
(b) a motorcycle - £20
(c) a public service vehicle with seating capacity for more than 8 passengers - £60
(d) a public service vehicle with seating capacity for not more than 8 passengers - £30
(e) a goods vehicle the unladen weight of which exceeds 1,525 kilograms - £55
(f) a goods vehicle the unladen weight of which does not exceeds 1,525 kilograms - £20

2. On application for the examination of a trailer - £25.

3. On application for the re-examination of a motor vehicle or trailer, where the application for re-examination is made more than 14 days of the last examination - The fee payable is that stated under item 1 or 2 above.

4. On application for the re-examination of a motor vehicle or trailer, where the application for re-examination is made within 14 days of the last examination - 50% of the fee payable under item 3.

5. On application for re-examination when:

(i) the vehicle is submitted for re-examination on the day of the examination, or – nil,
(ii) the re-examination was caused by failure to comply with the lighting requirements, the direction indicator requirements, the windscreen cleaning requirements or the audible warning requirements – nil

6. For re-examination of a vehicle under regulation 23 - £25.

7. On lodging an appeal under regulation 30 - The fee that would be payable under item 1 for examination of the vehicle plus 25%.

8. For the issue of a duplicate roadworthiness certificate - £20.