Section 10b permits

The CTA is a registered as a Designated Body by DoE in Northern Ireland. 

The CTA can provide community groups with a Section 10b operating permit providing they meet the criteria set down by the Transport Act NI (1967).

CTA will only issue S10b permits if:

    • The applicant is a member of CTA, if your organisation is not a member please see the CTA Membership section for more details.  Should membership lapse CTA retains the right to revoke/remove a S10b permit 
    • The applicant has read and understood the operating limitations and terms of the S10b permit regulations
  • The applicant maintains vehicles in line with recommended intervals and standards.  Guidance can be found in Advice and information
  • The applicant ensures all drivers are aware of the regulations and rules of the S10b permit and will/have undertaken appropriate driver training
  • Appropriate insurance is in place
  • The appropriate fee is returned with the application 

Members can access our Guidelines and Application forms for Section 10b permits by logging into the Members Area from the home page using the email address that they have registered with us and their CTA membership number as the password.


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