Coronavirus (COVID-19) - MOT testing suspended

We are suspending the operation of our hackney and MOT testing operations from close of play on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

In these exceptional circumstances, taxi and private hire car operators can obtain their DVSA MOT certificate from an external provider.

The hackney element of the test will be temporarily set aside until such times as the testing station is back to being fully operational. No new taxi plates will be issued.

Please note that it is the responsibility of operators to check with their insurance provider to make sure that their cover remains in force with the temporary change in testing arrangements to ensure they can operate as normal.

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All taxis must be checked and approved before they can be licensed for use in the Falkirk Council area. As part of this, a taxi MOT must be carried out by our Fleet Services department.

For more information on taxi licensing, please visit our taxi licensing page.

We can also carry out MOTs for members of the public. These will be charged at a commercial rate.

To book your MOT, please contact us:

You can also book your MOT in person by visiting us at the test station in McCafferty Way, Grangemouth.

Fleet Services
Dalgrain Depot
McCafferty Way

Payment should be made before the test is carried out. Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit card
  • Credit card

The current MOT charges can be found below:

Hackney MOT prices

Details Price
Hackney test £65.50
Hackney retest including MOT £65.50
MOT retest not including Hackney Test £27.40
Hackney retest not including MOT £12.00
Subsequent retest £65.50
Non arrival/same day cancellation £65.50
Cancellation (up to 24hrs notice) £43.00
Cancellation (24-48hrs notice) £32.75
Meter resets and calibration £16.00

Public MOT prices

Details Price
Class 4 cars (up to 8 passenger seats) £54.85
Class 4 private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) £57.30
Class 7 goods vehicles (over 3,000kg and up to 3,500kg) £58.60