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Apply for a Vehicle Special Order for a carnival

If you are organising a carnival, there are certain steps you must follow:

  1. Step 1 : Step 1: Check if you need a Vehicle Special Order

    Check whether you require a Vehicle Special Order (VSO) by reading the:


  2. Step 2 : Step 2: Complete your Vehicle Special Order

    If you require a VSO, download the VSO Checklist (PDF) before applying, to help ensure the vehicle is compliant. If you will be using a smaller vehicle, read the Carnival Safety Inspections (PDF)

    Download and complete the Vehicle Special Order (Word doc) and email it to michael.hepworth@vca.gov.uk or send to:

    Vehicle Certification Agency
    1 The Eastgate Office Centre
    Eastgate Road
    BS5 6XX

  3. Step 3 : Step 3: Check your towing vehicles are compliant

    Ensure your towing vehicles and carts are fully compliant with Construction and Use Regulations.

  4. Step 4 : Step 4: Prepare your vehicle for a carnival

    Prepare your vehicle for entry to a carnival by reading the:

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