|Limousines at a glance|
|Style and Suitability||Make sure the vehicle is listed in the Guidance List for Limousine Vehicle Choice on the Forms and Guides page for the make and model and general vehicle types that are commonly acceptable. For example, vehicles that are converted from vans are not acceptable and most historic or classic cars are acceptable.|
|Doors||Check stretched vehicles carefully: there must be at least one door into the seating area behind the driver/front passenger row.|
|Modified vehicles||These generally includes all stretched vehicles and replica/kit cars commonly used in the wedding industry. The Technical Assessor’s Basic Report is required. All Technical Assessor’s Reports to be less than 60 days old.|
|Age||There are currently no age restrictions for limousines.|
Examples of suitable styles for licensing:
Vehicles associated with limousine licences do not have any age limits and are not subject to the same ‘clear glass’ requirements as other SPSVs, although general road traffic legislation requires the front windscreen and front side windows to be clear.
Size of Vehicle
While there are no interior size limits on limousines, the vehicle must be a passenger vehicle, which by reason of its style and condition is evidently suitable for hire for ceremonial occasions or for corporate or other prestige purposes.
The design gross vehicle weight must not exceed 3,500 kilogramme; see box “F1” in the Vehicle Registration Certificate.
If the vehicle has been modified from its original specification (for example, a stretched vehicle or a kit car), you must obtain a Technical Assessor’s Basic Report for the vehicle before it is first licensed and every five years thereafter. This must be dated no earlier than 60 days before the Initial Suitability or Licence Renewal Inspection. The template for this report is available from NTA, and this template must be used.