Coronavirus: Automatic renewal of taxi and bus vehicle licences extended
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon confirms extension of automatic renewal of licences in COVID-19 response
The Department for Infrastructure has extended the automatic renewal of vehicle licences for buses and taxis.
For the taxi industry, new regulations will be implemented which will extend the automatic renewal of taxi vehicle licences. To keep this process straightforward for everyone, there will be no application process. These licences will be issued automatically, without prior test, and free of charge. Vehicles which have already received an automatic six month licence, will receive a further six month licence. In addition, vehicles with a taxi licence that expires between 10 October 2020 and 9 March 2021 will receive a twelve month licence. Vehicle owners will receive their automatic licence in the post before their current licence expires.
For the bus industry the issue of automatic twelve month licences, free of charge and without prior test, will also be extended. This extension will allow an automatic twelve month licence to issue to all vehicles with a licence expiry between 10 March 2020 and 9 March 2021.
Only taxi and bus vehicles that have been previously tested and issued with a licence will be eligible under the temporary arrangements.
First published 16 April 2020