Public service vehicles licensing

Apply for and manage your PSV operator licence and how to run a local bus service.


  1. Manage your vehicle operator licence

    Update your HGV or PSV operator licence (O licence), add more vehicles, increase your vehicle limit and add or remove a transport manager

  2. Find lorry or bus operators

    Find lorry and bus operators by name, address or licence number

  3. Check vehicle operator licence applications

    Check heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) operator applications and decisions

  4. Apply for a vehicle operator licence

    Apply and pay for a HGV, PSV or interim operator licence (O licence) if you use vehicles to transport goods or passengers

  5. PSV (Public Service Vehicle) operator licences

    Types of public service vehicle (PSV) operator licences, application forms and application guidance notes. Appealing a decision and making changes to your licence

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Keeping commercial vehicles safe to drive (roadworthy)
  2. PSV notices and proceedings for the west of England
  3. PSV notices and proceedings for the east of England
  4. PSV notices and proceedings for Scotland
  5. PSV notices and proceedings for Wales
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News and communications

  1. Consultation on revised guidance for goods and passenger transport industries
  2. DVSA earned recognition scheme launched
  3. First businesses to benefit from DVSA transport scheme announced
  4. Traffic commissioners call for commercial vehicle operators to make urgent improvements on brake testing
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Research and statistics

  1. Olympic and Paralympic Games: traffic commissioner report
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Revisions to the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory document on the conduct of vocational drivers
  2. Local bus services: revised statutory guidance
  3. Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory guidance and statutory directions: proposed changes
  4. Public consultation on Senior Traffic Commissioner's statutory guidance and statutory directions
  5. Framework document for the Traffic Commissioners and the Department for Transport and its agencies
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Vehicle operator licence application processing times
  2. DVSA earned recognition for vehicle operators: list of accredited operators
  3. VOSA Traffic Commissioners' service level agreement
  4. School bus checks and inspections since 2003 (F0004607)
  5. Request for a copy of the letter sent to Senior Traffic Commissioner, and copied to the other traffic commissioners, dated 26 November 2010
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