Apply to set up an Approved Tachograph Centre (ATC)

Apply to set up and run an Approved Tachograph Centre (ATC) to install and calibrate digital and analogue tachographs to record driving time.


Application for approval as a workshop for recording equipment (Approved Tachograph Centre)

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Use this form to either:

  • apply to set up a new ATC
  • apply for an extra class of approval

Read the Approved Tachograph Centre manual before you apply. Section 3 tells you what you need to include with your application.

Completing the application form

  1. Download and fill in the application form.

  2. Save the application form on your computer.

  3. Print the application form and send it to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) by post.

  4. Pay the application fee by credit or debit card (DVSA will tell you how to do this after you’ve applied), or by cheque or using a pre-funded account.

DVSA Testing and Support Services

DVSA Tachograph Section
The Ellipse
Padley Road


Published 18 July 2013
Last updated 11 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated to the latest version of the form.
  2. First published.