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 / Item||Fee|
|Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver Licence: 3 years
|Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver Licence: 1 year
|DBS (Police check)
|Hackney Carriage Vehicle: Annual
|Hackney Carriage Vehicle: Annual (Wheelchair accessible)
|Private Hire Vehicle: Annual
|Private Hire Vehicle: Annual (Wheelchair accessible)
|Please note: Vehicle fees are non-refundable in the event an application is refused.
|Transfer of Vehicle Licence
|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
|Change of ownership (no plates involved)
|Copy of Licence/Badge
|Knowledge Test Resit
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
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.
Apply for a operator licence
Contact the Licensing team
Telephone: 01304 872295