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Public Service Vehicles are vehicles that carry passengers for a fee.  These vehicles qualify for a reduced rate in tax. PSV's are separated into two categories:

  • Large Public Service Vehicle - LPSV (Vehicle capable of carrying more that eight passengers - Buses)
  • Small Public Service Vehicle - SPSV (Vehicles capable of carrying eight passengers or less only - Taxi's, Hackney's and Limousines)

In order to use a vehicle as a PSV there are two types of licence required:

  • The driver must hold a PSV Drivers Licence - 'the driver's badge'
  • The vehicle must be registered as a PSV and hold a PSV Vehicle Licence

 

SPSV Drivers Licence - Drivers Badge

SPSV Drivers Licences are issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation.

For information on the application process for the SPSV Drivers Licence or to book your test, contact the Commission for Taxi Regulation on:

Queries:           1890 347 347

Test Booking:   1890 340 123

Website:           www.spsvtest.ie

 

SPSV Vehicle Licence

SPSV Vehicle Licences are issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation.  Vehicle licences are administered by National Car Testing Service Limited (NCTS) on behalf of the Commission.

 

Contact Information National Car Testing Service Limited (NCTS) 

  • SPSV Lo-call 1890 927 977         Fax: (01) 413 5982
  • Email: bookings@ncts.ie       

 

Contact details for the Commission for Taxi Regulation are as follows:

National Transport Authority, Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin

Telephone: (01) 6593800   Email:  taxis@nationaltransport.ie

Website:  www.nationaltransport.ie/

 

LPSV Licences

Both the LPSV Vehicle Licence and LPSV Drivers Licence are issued by An Garda Síochána.

 

Taxation of Small Public Service Vehicle

The Independent commission for Taxi Regulation can be contacted at 01 659 3800 or by email at:  taxis@nationaltransport.ie

 

To obtain tax as a Taxi vehicle:

  • Application form RF100a - Motor Tax Renewal Form (PDF) - 738 kbs must be fully completed and signed ensuring valid insurance details are entered
  • Taxis are allowed to park on streets and be hailed, can have up to 8 passenger seats
  • Taxi licence issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation and must be presented to Motor Tax staff and must be valid on day of issue of motor tax with registration number on the licence
  • Tax Renewal form must be fully completed and signed ensuring insurance details are entered
  • Appropriate fee.  Refer to motortax.ie for Rates of Tax Duty

 

To obtain tax as a Hackney vehicle:

  • Application form  RF100a - Motor Tax Renewal Form (PDF) - 738 kbs must be fully completed and signed ensuring valid insurance details are entered
  • Hackneys are not allowed to park on streets and cannot be hailed, can have up to 8 passenger seats
  • Hackney licence issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation and must be presented to Motor Tax staff and must be valid on day of issue of motor tax with registration number on the licence
  • Tax Renewal form must be fully completed and signed ensuring insurance details are entered
  • Appropriate fee.  Refer to motortax.ie for Rates of Tax Duty

 

To obtain tax as a Limousine:

  • Application form RF100a - Motor Tax Renewal Form (PDF) - 738 kbs must be fully completed and signed ensuring valid insurance details are entered
  • Limousines can have up to 8 passenger seats
  • Limousine licence issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation and must be presented to Motor Tax staff and must be valid on day of issue of motor tax with registration number on the licence
  • Tax Renewal form must be fully completed and signed ensuring insurance details are entered
  • Appropriate fee.  Refer to motortax.ie for Rates of Tax Duty

Please note that Small Public Service Vehicles must have a current NCT prior to issue of the appropriate licence by the Commission for Taxi Regulation