Taxi Licensing Fees

2019/20 Fees & Charges

Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers
TypeFee
New Application (including knowledge test) (3 year licence) £249.00
New Application - 2nd Licence (3 year licence) (i.e. you are already the holder of a private hire drivers licence and you wish to apply for a hackney carriage drivers licence or vice versa) £85.50
Renewal Application (3 year licence) £198.00
Renewal Application - 2nd Licence (3 year licence) (i.e. you are already the holder of a private hire drivers licence and you wish to apply for a hackney carriage drivers licence or vice versa) £76.50
Knowledge Test (2nd and any subsequent test) £27.50
Replacement Drivers Badge £18.50
Online Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) *Fee set by DBS* £47.60

 Please Note:  Where a 2nd licence is issued, both licences will run in synchronisation. 

Hackney Carriages
TypeFee
12 Month Licence (Only one reduction may be given) - The fee is reduced by £80.00 for approved wheelchair adapted vehicles; by £20.00 for vehicles propelled by LPG or showing a CO2 emissions reading of not greater than 150; or by 50% for ultra low emission electric 'plug in' vehicles. £334.00
6 Month Licence (Only one reduction may be given) - The fee is reduced by £40.00 for approved wheelchair adapted vehicles; by £10.00 for vehicles propelled by LPG or showing a CO2 emissions reading of not greater than 150; or by 50% for ultra low emission electric 'plug in' vehicles. £211.00

Please note: The reductions available for vehicles showing a CO2 emissions reading of not greater than 150; or ultra low emission electric 'plug in' vehicles came into effect from 1st June 2011.

Private Hire Vehicles
TypeFee
12 Month Licence (Only one reduction may be given) - The fee is reduced by £80.00 for approved wheelchair adapted vehicles; by £20.00 for vehicles propelled by LPG or showing a CO2 emissions reading of not greater than 150; or by 50% for ultra low emission electric 'plug in' vehicles. £293.00
6 Month Licence (Only one reduction may be given) - The fee is reduced by £40.00 for approved wheelchair adapted vehicles; by £10.00 for vehicles propelled by LPG or showing a CO2 emissions reading of not greater than 150; or by 50% for ultra low emission electric 'plug in' vehicles. £206.00

Please note: The reductions available for vehicles showing a CO2 emissions reading of not greater than 150; or ultra low emission electric 'plug in' vehicles came into effect from 1st June 2011.

Hackney Carriages / Private Hire Vehicles
TypeFee
Re-test £31.00
Full Test / Non-Arrival for arranged test / Suspension £54.00
Replacement Vehicle Plate £31.00
Single Taxi Meter Test £24.00
Request for Exemption (to display private hire plate and signage) £14.00
Replacement Private Hire Vehicle Door Stickers (pack of 2) £3.60
Private Hire Operators
Application FeeFee
Operators with 1 vehicle £229.00
Operators with between 2 to 5 vehicles £264.00
Operators with between 6 to 15 vehicles £309.00
Operators with between 16 to 30 vehicles £407.00
Operators with between 31 to 60 vehicles £483.00
Operators with between 61 to 100 vehicles £644.00
Operators with over 101+ vehicles £806.00
For each additional premises at which bookings are accepted £229.00

Please Note: The above licences are now issued for 5 years. To avoid the need for applicants to pay a large fee covering the full 5 year period, we have made arrangements for the cost to be spread across the term of the licence.  This will therefore result in the annual fee shown below being payable each year for the licence to remain in force.  

Private Hire Operators
Annual FeeFee
Operators with 1 vehicle £205.00
Operators with between 2 to 5 vehicles £240.00
Operators with between 6 to 15 vehicles £285.00
Operators with between 16 to 30 vehicles £383.00
Operators with between 31 to 60 vehicles £459.00
Operators with between 61 to 100 vehicles £620.00
Operators with over 101+ vehicles £782.00
For each additional premises at which bookings are accepted £205.00
Miscellaneous
TypeFee
Copy Licence Fee £14.00
Administration Fee £35.00
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