Council run MOT centre guide

Local authority MOT’s

Ministry Of Transport testing

In this guide, you’ll learn of the many local authorities that have Ministry Of Transport MOT test centres.

Local authorities

All council authorities across the UK:

  • England 333
  • Scotland 32
  • Wales 22
  • Northern Ireland 11

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Council MOT test centres in the UK.

Councils MOT centres are testing across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


You may be able to get your car impartially tested for roadworthiness with your local council authority.

Standard car MOT costs are currently capped at £54.85, but a local council MOT might cost a lot less.

Note, council MOT centres only run MOT tests and not repairs. So if you think your car is likely to pass its MOT test, a council-run centre might be the way to go.

Below, you can find a list of local authority MOT test centres across England, Scotland and Wales. The data collated is from the public domain and offered to our readers for advisement only.


Requirements to roadworthiness


All motorists must comply with UK road law and ensure their vehicles remain in a roadworthy condition.

MOT tests are designed to ensure that all vehicles on the road meet environment and road safety standards.

Vehicles aged three years and over have a mandatory, annual MOT test.

Those vehicles that pass their test are provided with an up-to-date MOT certificate lasting 12-months.

If a vehicle fails its MOT test, repairs must be carried out before a retest within 21-days.

A vehicle may pass its test, including one or more MOT advisory notes.

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Southern England

Hampshire Albert Rd North (City Council), Southampton 02380 834362
Hampshire Eastleigh Borough Council, Hedge End Depot, Botley Road, Hedge End, SO30 2RA 02380 688389
West Sussex Arun District Council, Station Road, East Preston 01903 737829

South East England

Kent The Forstal, Beddow Way, Kent, ME20 7BT 01622 605 800
Kent County Workshops, The Forstal, Forstal Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7HB 01622 605800
Surrey Factory Lane, Croydon 0208 2552758
Surrey Woking Road, Guildford 01483 445091
Sussex Colas 01273 815850
Sussex Accord, Broadbridge Heath Depot, Worthing Rd, Horsham 01403 211246
Sussex Eastbourne Buses, Birch Road, Eastbourne 01323 418077

East England

Bedfordshire County Council Vehicle Depot, London Rd Bedford 08453 656150
Bedfordshire Fleet Transport, Central Depot, Kingsway, Luton, Beds, LU4 8AU 01582 546839
Buckinghamshire Synergy Park, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes, Woughton On The Green 01908 252845
Essex Langston Road, Epping Forest, IG10 3UE 0208 532 0357
Essex Rainham Road North, Barking & Dagenham, RM10 02082 272614
Essex Vehicle Servicing, Westside Centre, London Rd , Stanway, Colchester 01206 282624
Cambridgeshire City Services Transport Depot, Mill Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2AZ 01223 458265
Cambridgeshire Peterborough City Council Depot, Nursery Lane, Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BG 01733 425419
Suffolk Phoenix House, 3 Goddard Road, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Ipswich, IP1 5NP 01473 341444
Suffolk Rougham, Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds 01359 270777
Suffolk Blythe Rd Industrial Estate, Halesworth 01984 874427

West Midlands

Walsall Fleet Services Public Works Depot, Norfolk Place, Bloxwich Road, Walsall, WS2 7BA 01922 653753
Birmingham Montague Street, Bordesley, Birmingham, B9 4BA 0121 303 3311
Warwickshire County Fleet Maintenance, Unit 6, Coleshill Depot, Coleshill Hth Road, Coleshill, B46 3HL 01675 464888
Warwickshire St. Marys Road Depot, St. Marys Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5AR 024 7637 6031 ext. 603
Coventry 259 London Rd, Coventry, CV3 4AR 02476 832147
Leicestershire 84 Syston Street East, Cobden Industrial Estate, Leicester 01162 519185
Worcestershire Six Ways Depot, Worcester 01905 753000
Oxfordshire Transport Services Division, Cowley Marsh Depot, Marsh Road, Oxford, OX4 2HH 01865 252900
Oxfordshire Thorpe Lane Depot, Banbury, OX16 4UT 01295 221916
Gloucestershire Swindon Rd Depot, Cheltenham GL51 9JZ 01242 264184

North East

County Durham Service Direct depot, St Johns Road, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, DH7 8XQ 01913 862714
County Durham Local Environmental Services Central Depot, Park Road, Gateshead, NE8 3HN 01914 337433
County Durham Cowpen Lane Depot, Cowpen Lane, Billingham, Stockton-on-tees, TS23 4DD 01642 527167
Northumberland Newington Road, Shieldfield Newcastle Upon Tyne 01912 783867
Tyneside Middlefields, Heddon Way, Tyne Dock, South Shields 0191 427 2024
Redcar Limerick Rd, Dormanstown, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 5JU 01642 444979
Stockton-on-tees Cowpen Lane Depot, Billingham, Stockton-on-tees, Cleveland TS23 4DD 01642 527167
Middlesborough Cargo Fleet Lane 01642 264586


Cardiff Clair Road, Cardiff 02920 343581
Carmarthenshire Trostre Depot, Trostre Road, LLanelli, SA14 9RA 01554 784 138
Ceredigion Glanyrafon Ind Est, Llanbadam Aberysthwyth, Cerdigion 01970 636713
Denbyshire Fleet Management & Vehicle Maintenance, Expressway Business Park, Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan, LL18 5SQ 01745 839230
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 2RR 01437 764 551 ext 5938
Pembrokeshire Unit 28, Thornton, Industrial Estate, Pembrokshire, SA73 2RR 01437 775 440
Powys Ffrwdgrech DSO Depot, Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8DR 01597 826000


Aberdeenshire Powis Terrace, Kittybrewster, Aberdeen 01224 489324 / 01224 489413
Aberdeenshire Inverurie 01467 627538
Aberdeenshire Mintlaw 01771 623197
Aberdeenshire Stonehaven 01569 763274
Angus Dundee Contract Services, 353 Clepington Road, Dundee 01382 434773
Edinburgh CEC Fleet Services, Gorgie, Russel Rd 01313 372307
Fife Fleet Services, Denburn Yrd, KY1 2HD 01592 551199 (switchboard)
Glasgow MOT Inspection Centre, 73 Hawthorn Street G22 6HY 01412 87 3326/3328
Lanarkshire Old Edinburgh Rd, Bellshill, ML4 3JF 01698 506284
West Dunbartonshire Glasgow Road, Hardgate, Clydebank 01389 874655
Midlothian 80b High Street, Bonnyrigg 01316 603486
South Ayrshire Mcalls Avenure, AYR 01292 267802


Greenwich Fleet Management, Birch mere Depot, Birch mere Business Site, Eastern Way, Thames mead, Greenwich, London, SE28 8BF 02089 214561
Harrow Unit 5, Central Depot, Forward Dr, Harrow, HA3 8NT 02081 029186
Hounslow Bridge Rd Depot, Pears Rd, Hounslow, TW3 1SQ 0208 5835430
Merton Rutlish Auto Care Centre, 144 Kingston Road, Merton, London, SW19 1LY 0208 5423269
Mill Hill Mill Hill Depot, Barnet, London 0208 3595103
Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets Vehicle Workshop, Silvocea Way, Blackwall, London, UK, E14 0JJ 0207 3641069
Wandsworth 1 Dormay Street, Frogmore Complex, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1EY 0208 8716761
Borough Oakleigh Rd S, London N11 1HJ 0208 3595103

South West England

Bristol Sandy Park Rd, Brislington, Bristol 01179 036319
Bristol Broad Lane, Engine Common, Yate, Bristol BS37 7PN 01454 863920
Cornwall Cornwall Transport Organisation Engineering, Cornwall County Council Workshops, Bodmin 01872 327827
Cornwall Cornwall Transport Organisation Engineering, Cornwall County Council Workshops, Scorrier 01872 327335
Devon Ivybridge MOT Centre, Blachford Road, Ivybridge PL21 0AE 01752 698835
Devon TOR2 Limited, Aspen Way, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7QR 01803 402 966
Dorset Wanchard Lane, DT2 9RP 01305 228132
Wiltshire Calne Test Station 01249 812351
Wiltshire VOSA Test Station, Wiltshire County Council, Devizes 01380 725854

East Midlands

Nottingham Rolleston Drive Workshops, Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 7JE 01159 567420
Derbyshire County Transport Ripley Rd, Ambergate, Derbyshire DE56 2ER 01773 856667
Derbyshire County Transport, Brimington Road Nth, Chesterfield 01246 450705
Derbyshire County Transport, Halstead Garage, Buxton 01298 813141
Leicestershire 84 Syston Street East, Cobden Industrial Estate, Leicester 01162 519185

North West England

Cumbria Boustead’s Grassing, Rome Street, Carlisle, Cumbria , CA2 5LQ
Blackpool Layton Depot, Plymouth Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 7HW 01253 476291
Lancashire Operational Services Depot, Moorhey Street, Oldham 0161 770 4446
Lancashire Hindley Depot, Wigan 01942 705122
Lancashire Hardshaw Brook Depot, Parr Street, St Helens, Merseyside 01744 456757
Lancashire Stretton Way Depot, Huyton Industrial Estate, Knowsley, L36 6JF 0151 443 2816
Lancashire Dewhurst Row, Holme Road, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BB 01772 620 933
Lancashire Layton Depot, Plymouth Road, Blackpool, FY3 7HW 01253 476291
Lancashire Transport Services & Vehicle Workshop, Bradley Fold Depot, Bradley Fold Trading Estate, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton, BL2 6RS 01612 536699 / 0161 253 6662
Cheshire Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington WA4 6PT 01925 634296
Cheshire Direct Services, Pyms Lane, Crewe & Nantwich 01270 537777
Cheshire Lowerhouse Lane Depot, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7AW 0303 333 4300
Cheshire Ellesmere Port & Neston, Rossfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH6 3AW 0151 356 6548
Cheshire Newby Road Industrial Estate, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 5DA 0151 356 6548
Cheshire Ellesmere Port & Neston, Rossfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH6 3AW 0151 356 6548
Staffordshire Beacon Business Park, Weston Road, Stafford 01785 854832 / 01785 854833
Staffordshire Northwood, Stoke On Trent 01782 232297
Cheshire Ellesmere Port & Neston, Rossfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH6 3AW 0151 356 6548
Cheshire Ellesmere Port & Neston, Rossfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH6 3AW 0151 356 6548


Lincolnshire Fleet Provision, Grange Lane North, Scunthorpe, DN16 1BT 01724 297867
Yorkshire Shearbridge Depot, Shearbridge Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1PU 01274 431000
Yorkshire Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesborough 01642 264586
Yorkshire Amos Fleet, Battinson Rd, Halifax 01422 355 419
Yorkshire Vine Street, Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire HD1 6NT 01484 223 127
Yorkshire Staveley House, Stockholm Road, Hull, HU7 0XW
Yorkshire 225a York Road, Leeds, LS9 7QQ 01132 143161
Yorkshire Claro Rd, Harrogate 01423 556877
Yorkshire Kirklees Council, George St, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Newton Bar Depot, Wakefield 01924 306431
Yorkshire East Riding of Yorkshire Council Beverley Depot, Annie Reed Road Beverley, HU17 0LF
Yorkshire Vehicle & Plant, North Bridge Doncaster, DN5 9AN 01302 736851
Yorkshire Barnsley MBC Fleet Services, Smithies Lane Depot, Smithies Lane, Smithies, Barnsley, S711NL 01226 774194

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