SPSV Licenced Drivers

• Applications are processed by An Garda Siochana. Application forms available at the local Garda Station. The licence is currently a five year licence.
• Process for application. Gardai must be satisfied you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence, and this involves checking criminal records. You must provide a current driving licence and a tax clearance certificate. You will be tested in relation to the PSV regulations, the rules of the road and general traffic regulations and a knowledge/geographical test of the area where you propose to provide a service. (Article 34 S.I. 191 of 1963 as amended by S.I. 273 of 1968, S.I. 200 of 1970, S.I. 295 of 1998 and S.I.316 of 1999)
• Fees for a small public service vehicle driver licence are paid to the local authority, and the receipt is given to the Gardai on application. Application fee for licence to drive a small public service vehice is €12, a fee of €3 is payable when licence is granted which is also payable to local authority. The Gardai issue a drivers badge, if badge is lost a substitute badge can be purchased for €2.50.
• A small public service vehicle driver licence is not transferable.
• The small public service vehicle driver licence is renewable every five years. Application for renewal is made to the Gardai. Gardai must be satisfied you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence, and this involves checking criminal records. You must produce a tax clearance certificate.
• If the holder of a small public service vehicle driver licence is convicted of an offence and not deemed to be a fit and proper person by the Gardai to hold the licence, the licence can be revoked. Licence can also be revoked by the Courts.
• Decision by Gardai to refuse to grant or revoke a licence can be appealed to the District Court.