MOT testing service status

MOT testing service is running normally

The last outage was on Thursday 20 July from 8pm to 10pm.

Find out more about the changes to the way we're displaying management information.

Please note

From Tuesday 1 August, you'll only be able to access the MOT testing service by using

Make sure you’re prepared, read our message for more information.

MOT history service is running normally

The last outage was on 12 July from 8pm to 8.30pm

Getting and entering a contingency code

For information on how to enter contingency codes, take a look at our contingency testing guidance.

To find out how another tester can also enter a contingency test if the original test isn't available, take a look at this guidance.

If a contingency code isn't displayed above and it's outside of MOT testing service desk opening hours, email to request a code.

Help and support

Call the MOT testing service desk to get help using the service.

MOT testing service desk
Telephone: 0330 123 5654
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm

Contact DVSA for any other questions about the MOT testing service and testing standards.

Keep up to date

We regularly send out email updates to all MOT testing service users with important information and news about the MOT testing service.

To make sure you get these updates, check that your email address on your MOT testing service profile is correct.