Section 19 and 22 permits: not for profit passenger transport

Section 19 and section 22 permits let organisations charge for not-for-profit transport services without holding a PSV operator's licence.



Organisations that provide transport on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis 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. This guidance explains the rules for the permits and how to apply for them.

Published 7 August 2013
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated to feature guidance on section 19 and 22 permits and operators’ obligations under EU legislation.
  2. Updates including adding postal address, updating email address and removing section 15.1.
  3. Guidance updated to include reference to EU Regulation 1071/2009 exemption.
  4. First published.