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Renewals and Department Updates During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Process for vehicle renewals only

Renewing your Vehicle Licence

If you intend to renew your licence, you must fully complete an application form and submit the documents to the Council Offices.  

Applications can also be made by post. When applying by post, do not send originals of your insurance, log book or the MOT certificate. 

All garage testing must be carried out by the approved testing station, Midgley Motors.

When submitting your application send the following:

  • Application

  • V5 Vehicle Registration

  • Certificate of Insurance

  • Last issued MOT Certificate.

You may only apply within 30 days of the expiry date of your licence and no less than 14 days before the expiry of your licence.

For renewals and grant applications allow at least 5 working days between testing and having the new documents issued.

Please note:  You must submit your application and fees to CDC Licensing before you have your vehicle tested at Midgley Motors. Garage fees are now now paid directly to the garage. This is reflected in the application fee paid to CDC Licensing.

Once your vehicle has passed testing, please notify the Licensing department.

Driver Safety Shield Guidance

Should you wish to install a driver safety shield, ensure you read the Safety Shield Guidance

Further information can be found at these links.

Government advice: 

NHS advice: 

Correspondence to the trade

11th November Coronavirus - Important Driver information  

19th June 2020 - Covid 19 Update Letter & Taxi Cameras

Licensing Committee 16th June 2020

14th May 2020 - Covid Update Letter

25th March 2020 - Covid 19 Update Letter

18th March 2020 - Covid19 Letter

Taxi Cameras (CCTV)

Taxi Cameras will be mandatory for all currently licensed vehicles (i.e. all renewals) from 1st January 2022.  All new vehicle licence applications from 1st January 2021 will require Taxi Cameras.  More information can be found here.  

Contacting the Licensing Department

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, officers continue to work remotely. The best way to contact us is via email.  However, if you need to speak to someone, please telephone customer services on 01756 700600.