Vehicle manufacturing and modification

The law on converting or making modifications to vehicles, vehicle manufacturing classification.

Services

  1. Apply for a vehicle test or certificate for a lorry or trailer

    Send test and certificate forms using the technical application submission (TAS) service, including first time tests, notifiable alterations and replacing plating or test documents

  2. Replace heavy goods vehicle (HGV) plating or test documents

    Apply to get replacement heavy goods vehicle (HGV) plating and testing documents if the originals have been lost, stolen or defaced.

  3. Change a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) plated details or notify alterations

    Send details of notifiable alterations or apply for a change of plated details of a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) or trailer of over 3.5 tonnes.

  1. Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA)

    Apply for an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test for cars, goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and trailers on the technical application submission (TAS) service

  2. Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): cars

    Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) if you’re making or importing a single car or a very small number of cars.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Quad bikes: the rules

    To drive a road legal quad bike you must have it approved, registered, taxed and given an MOT if needed

  2. Convert a vehicle into a motorhome
  3. Classifying vehicles, parts and accessories
  1. Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme guide

    • Guidance
    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
  2. Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection manual: cars

    • Guidance
    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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News and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Improving air quality: reducing emissions from machinery
  2. Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety
  3. Motorcycles: implementing EU regulation 168/2013

Transparency

  1. Vehicle safety defect investigations, recalls and collision investigations data for Great Britain

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Statistical data set
  2. Vehicle approval, alteration and identity check data for Great Britain

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Statistical data set
  3. Vehicle Market Surveillance Unit programme results, 2017

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Research
  4. Vehicle approval and specialist test locations

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Map
  5. Annual SVA and IVA numbers for Japanese imported vehicles (F0003966)

    • Closed organisation: Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
    • Foi release
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