This vehicle is not a minibus

A motor vehicle with up to 8 passenger seats is not legally classified as a minibus (See; legal definition of a minibus).


If you intend to use a vehicle of this size for commercial "Hire and Reward" please contact your local authority's taxi and private hire department for more information about licensing. If you intend or currently operate a limousine, have you seen our special limousine section?

Charities and not for profit organisations

Charities and not for profit organisations, subject to certain conditions, may be permitted to operate vehicles with less than 9 passenger seats under a standard permit.








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