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Taxi Driver and Vehicle Applications

All drivers are licensed to drive both hackney carriage and private hire vehicles under one licence. This gives the local taxi trade better flexibility. 


Licence / ItemFee
Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver Licence: 3 years Grant £293
Renewal £279
Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver Licence: 1 year

Grant £124
Renewal £110

DBS (Police check) £40
Hackney Carriage Vehicle: Annual £327
Hackney Carriage Vehicle: Annual (Wheelchair accessible) £294.30
Private Hire Vehicle: Annual £259
Private Hire Vehicle: Annual (Wheelchair accessible) £233.10
Please note: Vehicle fees are non-refundable in the event an application is refused.
Transfer of Vehicle Licence £54
Replacement Vehicle Plate or Holder £17 per plate
£15 per holder
Operators Licence (5 years) 

1 to 5 Vehicles   £364
 6 to 10 Vehicles   £631
11 or more Vehicles   £898

Operators Licence (1 year) 1 to 5 Vehicles   £90
6 to 10 Vehicles   £144
11 or more Vehicles   £197
Variation to Operators Licence £30 plus the difference between bands if applicable
Please note: The first year is non-refundable in any event. Refunds will be considered in subsequent years but only in the circumstances of an individual case.
Temporary Transfer of Vehicle Licence £34
Change of ownership (no plates involved) £21
Copy of Licence/Badge £10.50
Knowledge Test Resit  £26



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New applications 

A taxi driver licence is valid for three years. You must be a  fit and proper person and have held a current driving licence for at least 12 months. You must also have the right to work in the UK.


To renew your licence we require:

Change of details

Vehicle applications

We are unable to issue new Hackney carriage vehicle licences.  This is reviewed every three years.

Please provide the following documentation with your application:

  • A current MOT test certificate that is not more than 1 month since the date of the test
  • The vehicle registration document
  • A current certificate of insurance or insurance cover note. (In the case of cover notes, once a full certificate of insurance is issued this should be forwarded to the Licensing team)
  • Proof that the vehicle is taxed

When a licence is granted the vehicle must be less than 5 years of age and no more than 8 years of age on renewal. Further information on vehicles.

Operator applications

 Apply for a operator licence 


Contact the Licensing team


Telephone: 01304 872295

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