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Process for vehicle renewals only

Renewing your Vehicle Licence

If you intend to renew your licence, you must fully complete an application form and bring the documents to Reception at the Council Offices.  No appointment is required for vehicle applications/renewals.

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

When submitting your application you need to supply the following:

  • Completed application form

  • V5 Vehicle Registration (full log book)

  • 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 paid directly to the garage. 

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


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

Correspondence to the trade

The following correspondence was issued to drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic:

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 became mandatory for all licensed vehicles in Craven from 1st January 2022.  More information can be found here.  

Contacting the Licensing Department

The best way to contact us is via email.  However, if you need to speak to someone, please telephone customer services on 01756 700600.