East Lothian Council

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Service Outline

Minibus permits, which are known as Section 19 Permits, are issued to various organisations by the Vehicle & Operators Services Agency (VOSA).


For information or advice concerning VOSA testing schemes, activities, or seminars and to get information on our current publications, manuals and newsletters.

For support and feedback on VOSA's online self service.

To request additional information on MOT and commercial courses VOSA offer. 

To request and apply for contract opportunities.

To request information as specified in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act.

For information about VOSA’s Testing Transformation Programme which will bring testing closer to the point of vehicle maintenance via Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs).

Telephone or Fax

National Number - Tel: 0300 123 9000
Fax: 0113 249 8142
For information and advice on any of VOSA's schemes including: Quick access to lorry/bus test booking; MOT test standards information; How to proceed to appeal against either the issue of or refusal to issue an MOT certificate; Ordering publications; Reporting of smoky vehicles; or providing our intelligence unit with Information on wrong doing.


Opening hours - Monday to Friday: 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays: Closed.

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East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.