Taxi licensing fees

Details of the fees to apply for or renew your license

Driver licence fees - hackney carriage and private hire

Drivers licences are usually granted for 3 years, but may be granted for shorter duration in certain circumstances

New driving licence - £193
Renewal driving licence - £175
English language test fee - £46

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check - £44
Admin charge for change of details - £16

Apply for a taxi driver licence.

Vehicle licence fees – hackney carriage

Vehicle licences only run for 1 year and the vehicle must pass a mechanical inspection before the licence is issued.

Annual vehicle licence fee - £300
Vehicle transfer - £102
Insurance vehicle - £180
Licence variation - £16
Non-attendance of a booked vehicle inspection - £75
Vehicle retest if failed first test - £26
Admin charge for change of details - £16

Apply for a hackney carriage vehicle licence

Vehicle licence fees – private hire

Vehicle licences only run for 1 year and the vehicle must pass a mechanical inspection before the licence is issued.

Annual vehicle licence fee - £307
Vehicle transfer - £102
Insurance vehicle - £180
Licence variation - £16
Non-attendance of a booked vehicle inspection - £75
Vehicle retest if failed first test - £26
Admin charge for change of details - £16

Apply for a private vehicle licence

Operator licence fees

If you run a private hire firm, you need an operator licence. Operator licences are usually granted for 5 years

A (new and renewal) licence costs £677

Apply for a private hire operator licence

More information

Update your address
Order replacement parts
Medical form
Taxi vehicle registration number exchange

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