Declare a public service vehicle (PSV) doesn't need a tachograph

You must declare if a public service vehicle (PSV) is exempt from needing a tachograph when you take it for its annual test (MOT).


PSV tachograph exemption declaration form

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This form is used at the time of a vehicle test if a PSV doesn’t have a calibrated tachograph fitted and the presenter wants to declare it exempt.

For more information and guidance see ‘The annual test for lorries, buses and trailers’ and ‘Specialist tests for buses and coaches’.

Published 18 July 2013
Last updated 22 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated PSV tachograph exemption declaration form.
  2. First published.
  1. Step 1 Check when your test is due and get reminders

  2. Step 2 Book the test

    1. Find your nearest test centre and book your test

    The cost will vary depending on where you take the test.

    1. Check the fees for heavy goods vehicles or trailers
    2. Check the fees for public service vehicles

    Fill in an application form before you book your test if it's the first time it's been tested and it's either:

  3. Step 3 Prepare your vehicle

  4. and Prepare the documents you need

  5. Step 4 Take your vehicle to the test

    1. Find out what happens at the test centre

    At the end of the test, you'll be told if your vehicle has passed or failed.