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Guidance: Section 19 and 22 permits: not for profit passenger transport

Section 19 and section 22 permits let organisations charge for not-for-profit transport services without holding a PSV operator's licence.

Guidance: Section 19 and 22 permits: not for profit passenger transport

Published: 27 September 2019
By Chris Haycock



Section 19 and 22 permits and obligations: not for profit passenger transport HTML

EU Regulation 1071/2009: further guidance on the operation of the ‘short distance’ exemption’ in Great Britain HTML

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Organisations that provide transport on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis can apply for permits under Section 19 or Section 22 of the Transport Act 1985. These permits allow the holder to operate transport services for hire or reward without the need for a full public service vehicle (PSV) operator’s licence. This guidance explains the rules for the permits and how to apply for them.

Published 7 August 2013 Last updated 27 September 2019 + show all updates 27 September 2019 Extended guidance for section 3.3, the short distance exemption, released. 15 March 2019 Updated to feature guidance on section 19 and 22 permits and operators’ obligations under EU legislation. 1 February 2018 Updates including adding postal address, updating email address and removing section 15.1. 28 November 2017 Guidance updated to include reference to EU Regulation 1071/2009 exemption. 7 August 2013 First published. Related content Application for a section 22 community bus permit (PSV368) Application for a standard or large bus permit (PSV372) Bus registration and permits: scale of fees Driving school minibuses advice: schools and local authorities Public service vehicle (PSV) operator licensing guide Explore the topic Public service vehicles licensing Is this page useful?

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