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What is a Public Inquiry? 

A public inquiry is a formal hearing held by a traffic commissioner, or deputy traffic commissioner. The post of traffic commissioner dates back to the 1st January, 1931. 

Public inquiries can be held:

  • to determine Operator Licence applications;
  • to review operating centres (for Goods Operator Licence only);
  • for regulatory reasons;
  • etc.

If you need to attend a Public Inquiry, help and support is available with:

  • an Operator Licence application;
  • changes to an existing Operator Licence;
  • operating centre applications or changes;
  • regulatory issues (tachograph items, maintenance etc)
  • etc.