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Vehicle testing and weighbridges

Our vehicle testing station carries out all vehicle inspections on hackney carriages and private hire vehicles we licence. We also carryout public MOT’s on class 4 vehicles. The testing station is located at 17 Lower Willow Street, Leicester, LE1 2HP.

Vehicle test bookings

Book an appointment

Bookings must be paid for in advance and a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments. Fees are reviewed in April each year.


Fees from 1 April 2021

  • Hackney carriage/private hire vehicle inspection - £60
  • Hackney carriage/private hire vehicle re-inspection retest - £15
  • Private MOT in conjunction with taxi test + £15
  • Public MOT - £42

Opening hours

Days Opening hours
Monday 7.30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7.30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7.30am - 4pm
Thursday 7.30am - 4pm
Friday 7.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



Weighbridges are used to weigh vehicles and whilst most are for private use, some are available for public use.

These weighbridges are known as public weighbridges and the operators have been approved by Trading Standards as public weighbridge operators. This means that they can weigh vehicles for members of the public, for example weighing their caravans for them, although they are entitled to charge a fee for this service.

Where are the nearest weighbridges in Leicester?

There are two weighbridge facilities in Leicester:

  • Barkby Road, Leicester, LE4 9LG

    Tel: 0116 266 8684
    Opening times: Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 4.30pm. Saturday: 7.30am - 11.30am
    Bridge size: 50 tonne
  • Troon Industrial Estate, Barkby Road, Leicester, LE4 9LF

    Tel: 0116 274 3565
    Opening times: Monday to Friday: 6am - 5pm
    Bridge size: 50 tonne
    Bridge capacity: 15 metres x 3 metre