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SPSV Licensing Terms and Conditions

By applying for the grant of an SPSV licence I agree to the terms and conditions listed below:

  1. I grant the National Transport Authority permission to verify my tax clearance status with Revenue.
  2. I confirm that the associated vehicle is taxed, and shall remain insured for use as a small public service vehicle during the period of validity of the licence, unless ownership is transferred.
  3. I accept that the National Transport Authority may check that my vehicle is insured as a small public service vehicle at any point during the validity of the licence and may forward information obtained from any such check to any relevant agency.
  4. As the licence holder, I confirm that it is my responsibility to make any necessary arrangements in respect of SPSV licensing.
  5. I am aware that it is illegal to operate more than one vehicle under the same SPSV vehicle licence number.
  6. As the licence holder, I am responsible for the annual renewal of this licence.  I am aware that the licence renewal fee is non-refundable.  I am aware that, if the licence expires before the renewal process is completed, a late renewal fee will apply in addition to the standard renewal fee.
  7. I am aware that a licence certificate will be issued to me after an initial suitability inspection and on each renewal thereafter. If this is lost at any point after dispatch by the Authority, I am aware that a fee is payable for issue of a duplicate.
  8. As the licence holder, it is my responsibility to notify the National Transport Authority of any change to my contact details.
  9. I am aware that any subsequent modifications to the licensed vehicle after the vehicle’s Initial Suitability Inspection may invalidate the licence.
  10. If a wheelchair-accessible licence holder, I confirm that all the details I provide are true, and consent to my details being added to the wheelchair-accessible licence register.
  11. As a licence holder I am required to ensure that any person operating a licensed vehicle owned by me holds a valid small public service vehicle (SPSV) driver licence as well as being appropriately insured.  I am also required to keep records that substantiate this.
  12. The National Transport Authority will use the information provided for the purpose of administering the SPSV licensing system and in order to perform the functions assigned to it by the Taxi Regulation Act 2003, as amended, including the maintenance of a public register of SPSVs.  Information provided will be shared with certain authorised third parties where necessary in order to carry out our licensing function and for the purposes of law enforcement.  The National Transport Authority is registered with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner and all information sharing will be performed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.
  13. The National Transport Authority is authorised to collect Personal Public Service (PPS) Numbers for identification purposes only and will not be sharing same with any unauthorised third party.
  14. The operation of an SPSV licence is subject to the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2003, Road Traffic Acts 1961‐2006, Roads Act 2007, Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 and any statutory instruments made thereunder.
  15. I confirm that the particulars furnished herein are true and accurate.
  16. I accept that false or misleading information may lead to prosecution and/or the revocation of my licence.
  17. I also accept that incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the issue of a licence.
  18. I have read and understood the above terms and conditions which apply to the issue of a small public service vehicle licence by the National Transport Authority.
  19. In accepting the within terms and conditions I agree to be bound by them.