Essential maintenance

Due to essential maintenance the Planning Portal will be unavailable on Monday 23 May and Tuesday 24 May.

Taxi/private hire car testing

For more information on temporary changes to taxi/private hire car testing see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

Our Fleet Services workshop tests more than 2000 taxi and private hire cars a year from all four geographical areas in South Lanarkshire.

Taxi and private hire car inspections with or without meters are carried out annually. If you are a taxi or private hire car operator you can arrange to have your vehicle tested between 8am and 6pm - Monday to Friday. Tests must be paid for at the time of booking.

If you have applied to substitute a taxi or private hire car at least two working days notice is required to process the application although during renewal periods this may be extended to three working days. When booking a test please make sure you do not select a test date within this period.