Application for a standard or large bus permit (PSV372)

Apply for a section 19 standard or large bus permit.



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.

Contact details

For more information please email:

Or call the DVSA contact centre on:

0300 123 9000

For electronic completion, use pdf version

Published 25 May 2010
Last updated 11 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Application form update to provide more clarity to questions and remove the requirement to provide a contract with a maintenance provider

  2. New permit form added.

  3. Application form updated to include fair processing notice.

  4. Application form updated with changed office address and the phrase 'excluding driver' to question 10 table for clarity.

  5. Form updated and altered on questions 1, 4, 5 and the declaration for applicants information.

  6. Form updated with new payment instructions.

  7. First published.