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Book your vehicle in for an MOT

If your vehicle MOT expires between 31 March and 31 July 2020, then your MOT will automatically be extended by six months and you will not currently require a MOT and Suitability test from Cromer Road. Due to the six month extension this means that the MOT testing station will have an increase in demand from August onwards, it is recommended that an appointment is made in advance to ensure that the vehicle is presented for an MOT before the extended expiry date. Examples of MOT extensions are included in the table below...

Original expiry date... MOT valid until...
31 March 2020 30 September 2020
30 April 2020 30 October 2020
31 May 2020 30 November 2020
31 June 2020 31 December 2020
31 July 2020 31 January 2021


You must complete a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle application form and submit it electronically with the following attached: a scan or readable picture of your insurance, log book and hire agreement if applicable to licensing with your contact number, we will then ring you to take payment. You will be issued with a six vehicle licence and plate and the fee is £121.00.

Any vehicles that are over 7 years old and are not renewed on time will be permitted to be relicensed in the future, subject to passing the required tests, due to the current exceptional circumstances.

All motorists can use our independent MOT centre, on Cromer Road, Northwood. 

We are able to conduct MOT tests for class four, class five and class seven vehicles.

Category Price
Taxis - Hackney carriage and private hire, including section 68 £61
Cars, not licensed vehicles (up to eight seats), ambulances and dual-purpose vehicles £45
Motorhomes £45
Small vans £45
Minibuses £56.50
Large vans £56.50


Other services available:

  • brake, emissions and headlight test - £15
  • duplicate VOSA certificate - £10
  • duplicate suitability test certificate - £15

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