MOT testing and taxi inspections

Book your taxi or hackney carriage MOT test online. If you have not used this service before you need to register by phone.

You can also book over the phone - 9am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 9am to 4pm on Wednesday. You can also visit a One Stop Shop (during the hours specified). Call 0151 443 2300.


Private hire taxis and Hackney Carriage vehicles: Private vehicles
  • MOT New Plate test - £45
  • MOT renewal test -     £45
  • MOT vehicle change -£45
  • MOT retest -               £25
  • Safety inspection – no charge
  • MOT after failed safety inspection - £45
You must read and comply with the vehicle testing document (PDF) before your taxi’s test.
  • MOT - £45 for class 4 or 5 (standard type family car up to eight passenger seats) or
  • £55 for class 7 (mini buses and larger vans)
  • Retest - no charge

How to pay

You can pay by credit or debit card when you make the booking by phone, when visiting a One Stop Shop or if you have registered for our online booking service. 

No charges are made for payments made by credit or debit card. You can pay by cash at a One Stop Shop.

Rescheduling or cancelling

You can cancel or reschedule the appointment by contacting us on 0151 443 2300 no later than 12pm the day before the test.