A standard permit allows organisations to operate a vehicle with upto 16 passenger seats for ‘hire orreward’.
In recent yearsthere have been some questions about using section 19 permits on smaller vehicleswith less than 9 passenger seats. CTA understand the value of small vehicle permits to the sector, and remain committed to ensuring that they remain available for use by CT operators.
We continue to seek clarification from the Department for Transport and the Office of the Traffic Commissioner to resolve this query.In the meantime, we will continue to issue permits for smaller vehicles as a designated ‘permit issuing body’ but may be required to shorten the time limits on these permits or suspend small vehicle permits if the legal position is clarified.
Section 19 Large Bus permits
A large bus permit allows an organisation to operate a vehicle with more than 16 passenger seats.
As CTA are a designated ‘permit issuing body’, we are able to issue standard permits to our members. CTA members can access this service by logging into the Members’Area of this website and downloading the permit application form and guidance notes. For login details, check your membership certificate.
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