No VAT on a MOT

March 24, 2018

The maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle.

You don’t pay VAT on the fee.


ClassVehicle typeAge first MOT needed (years)Maximum MOT fee

1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£29.65

1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£37.80

2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£29.65

2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£37.80

33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£37.80

43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£54.85

4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£54.85

4Motor caravans3£54.85

4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£54.85

4Dual purpose vehicles3£54.85

4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£54.85

4Ambulances and taxis1£54.85

4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£57.30

4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£54.85

4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkn/a£64

5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£59.55

5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£80.65


5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation checkn/a£80.50

5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation checkn/a£124.50

7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£58.60

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