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Police checks

Have you been issued with a vehicle defect rectification notice? Find out how we can help.

What is a police check? 

If you are stopped by the police while driving your vehicle with a defect, such as a broken brake light, the police may issue a vehicle defect rectification notice.

After receiving a vehicle defect rectification notice, you will need to get your vehicle fixed. You have 14 days from the date you have been issued this notice to provide evidence to the police that the defect has been rectified.

Once the vehicle defects have been repaired we will check your vehicle and complete your defect rectification notice. This will enable you to prove to the police that your vehicle is roadworthy. 

We can perform this test for you at any of our three test centres.

What type of vehicles can be tested?

All vehicle types under 3,500 kilograms can be tested. This will be for all cars and bigger vehicles such as VW Transporter, Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter vans.

Unsure how much your vehicle weighs?

Look for the 'manufacturers plate' on your vehicle which tells you the gross weight. This can usually be found inside the door frame or on the panel underneath the bonnet. It should also be on your V5C document.

How much does it cost?

There is a £10 charge (including VAT) for a police check. Payment is made at the time of booking by credit or debit card.

How do I book a police check?

To book a police check online, you’ll need the following information: 

  • vehicle registration number
  • vehicle make
  • vehicle model 
  • any preferred test time 
  • at least one contact telephone number. 

Book a police check 

Please note: reminder emails and SMS messages are currently unavailable.

How do I change or cancel a booking?

You can either:

  • follow the instructions in the confirmation email you received when booking, or
  • log into My Account, go to your account history, find your booking request and select the 'Update' button.

What if I missed my appointment?

If you had a police check booking but failed to show on the day, you will receive an e-mail on the same day explaining what happens next. 

Please note: you may still be charged for the missed appointment.

Where are the police checks completed?

The council has three test centres:

Beverley Depot, Annie Reed Road, Beverley HU17 0LF

Opening hours: 6am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Carnaby Depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington YO15 3QY

Opening hours: 6am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Goole Depot, Seavy Road, Goole DN14 6TA

Opening hours: 6am - 5pm Monday to Friday. 

How do I complain about a police check service I received? 

If you weren't satisfied with the service you received during your recent police check, please send your comments and contact details to:

Email: fleet.management@eastriding.gov.uk.