Application for a section 22 community bus permit (PSV368)

Apply for a section 22 community bus permit.


Application for a community bus permit (PSV 368)

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Organisations that provide passenger transport exclusively for ‘non-commercial’ purposes or which have a main occupation other than that of a road passenger transport operator can apply for permits under Section 19 or Section 22 of the Transport Act 1985. These permits allow the holder to operate transport services for hire or reward without the need for a full public service vehicle (PSV) operator’s licence, provided the services are carried out without a view to profit nor incidentally to an activity that is itself carried on with a view to profit. As a permit holder you have a responsibility to make sure that your services are operated within the law, with vehicles properly maintained and using drivers with the appropriate qualifications.

See guidance on applying for a section 22 permit.

Published 4 August 2011
Last updated 22 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Application form updated to include fair processing notice.
  2. Application form updated with new email addresses and the removal of the incorrect reference to section 19 from the declaration on page 8.
  3. Form updated with alterations to questions 6, 7, 8 9 and 10 and additional permit, completion and payment guidance.
  4. Form updated with new payment instructions.
  5. First published.