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Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle test appointments

Details of test dates for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles are listed here.

Please Note:  From 1st November 2014, all hackney carriage and private hire vehicle tests will be STRICTLY by appointment only.

Renewals & 6 month tests

You will receive as normal a renewal letter with a date and time for your vehicle test.  Please try as far as possible to meet these requirements.  If you have not received your letter by the 1st of the month your licence expires, please ring Taxi Licensing (01792 635600) to confirm your test date and time or take a look at our website or the notice board outside the entrance to the Civic Centre at any time during the day or night. 

Should you need to cancel and or re-arrange a test, you will need to ring 01792 511900 and ask for Gareth James to ensure there is availability to change your slot.  In any event you must cancel your test within at least 48 hours to avoid being charged for the appointment.

If you do not make an alternative test appointment at least two working days prior to your appointment date and time, a fee of £50 will be required to be paid before the test will take place.  

Please remember you must have your vehicle tested by the end of the month your plate expires or your licence may not be issued and you will not be able to use your vehicle after this time.

You will need to present a valid receipt for renewal of licence to the Vehicle Examiner at the time of the vehicle test.

Please note that if you do not produce the receipt your vehicle will not be inspected.

New/Replacement Vehicle tests

If you are buying a new vehicle or replacing a vehicle, please be aware that you will need to contact Gareth James on 01792 511900 to book an appointment for your vehicle to be inspected.  You are advised to do this as early as possible as there are limited slots available but are reminded that you must make your application at the Civic Centre prior to the actual test in order to produce your receipt to the vehicle inspector.  No receipt, no test.

Vehicle inspections are carried out at he Central Transport Unit which is based at Pipehouse Wharf, Morfa Road, Swansea, SA1 2EN

If you are unable to reach the Inspectors at Central Transport Unit by telephone, please contact the Licensing Section on 01792 635600 for assistance or advice.

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