Public service vehicle type approval certificate to meet DDA rules

Apply for a public service vehicle (PSV) Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) accessibility 'type approval' certificate.


PSV Disability Discrimination Act certificate of type approval

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Use this form to apply for a Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) accessibility ‘type approval’ for a bus or coach to show it meets DDA rules for wheelchair accessibility.

Some buses and coaches must have accessibility features for wheelchair users, for example:

  • boarding lifts
  • boarding ramps
  • wheelchair spaces
  • wheelchair restraints

Send the form online

  1. Download and fill in the application form.

  2. Save the application form on your computer.

  3. Send the application form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) using the service to apply for an accessibility certificate.

  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.

Send the form by post

You can also send the application by post.

DVSA PSV Section

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
PSV section
The Ellipse
Padley Road

Your application will be delayed if you do not fill in the form correctly.

Published 22 September 2011
Last updated 19 December 2018 + show all updates
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