Public Service Vehicles

Public Service Vehicles - PSV's


Public Service Vehicles are vehicles that carry passengers for hire or reward, and are separated into two categories:

-Large Public Service Vehicle - LPSV (Vehicle capable of carrying more that eight passengers - Buses)
-Small Public Service Vehicle - SPSV (Vehicles capable of carrying eight passengers or less only - Taxi's, Hackney's and Limousines)

In order to operate a vehicle as a PSV there are two types of licence required:
-The driver must hold a PSV Drivers Licence - 'the driver's badge'
-The vehicle must be registered as a PSV and hold a PSV Vehicle Licence

PSV Driver and Vehicle licences are regulated by the National Transport Authority. For information on requirements and application process for these, please see

To tax a Public Service Vehicle, a valid PSV Vehicle Licence must be submitted EVERY time an application is made.

To Tax a PSV you will need:
-RF100A download motor tax renewal form or RF100B
-PSV Licence
-Insurance Details
-Appropriate Fee

Current CRW for imported vehicles over 1 year old

Related Links:

Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
Email: | Emergency outside office hours: 1890 252 654
Water Queries : 1850 278 278 ( Irish Water )
Privacy | Disclaimer