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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


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Section 19 permit vehicles

What is a Section 19 permit?

  • Under the Section 19 permit scheme, non-profit making organisations concerned with education, religion, social welfare, recreation and other activities of benefit to the community can transport passengers without the need to obtain a Public Service Vehicle Operator's Licence (PSV) and, in most cases, without the driver having to comply with PCV driver licensing requirements.
  • Section 19 Permit vehicles may only be used to carry passengers who are members of the organisation holding the permit. 'Members' has quite a wide definition although in most cases it is obvious who the members are - for example, scouts are members.
  • The operation of Section 19 Permit vehicles must not be undertaken for profit; nor can it be incidental to any activity designed to make a profit. Therefore, the basic premise is that this is a community based organisation, for which most people will give their time free of charge, although drivers' are permitted to be paid, as can some of the organising staff if they have the correct licence category.

How long is the permit valid for?

Permits are valid for up to 5 years. However the permit can be revoked or the conditions changed at any time by Wiltshire Council or the Traffic Commissioner (opens new window).

What charges am I allowed to make?

Charges must not be enough to make any profit even if it goes back into other running costs or charitable purposes.

How much does a permit cost and how to submit the application form?

There is a £11 charge per Section 19 permit. A Section 19 application form needs to be completed for every permit needed.

The completed Section 19 application form can be sent to us via post or email (address on application form). For payment you can either send a cheque via post or we can send out an invoice to you at a later date.


Section 19 application form (PDF) [113KB] (opens new window)

Section 19 daily defect sheet (PDF) [27KB] (opens new window)

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