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Taxi Licensing - Fees

Depending on what you're applying for there are different fees you must pay. Fees can be paid over the phone by debit or credit card.


Vehicles - Hackney Carriage & Private Hire    

Vehicle - either HC or PH (New)  £308
Vehicle - either HC or PH (Renewal)£274

Drivers - Hackney Carriage & Private Hire

Dual Driver or Private Hire Driver (New) - 3 year          £369
Dual Driver or Private Hire Driver (Renewal) - 3 year  £264

Private Hire Operators

Private Hire Operator - 5 year (New & Renewal)£258£258
Each additional vehicle above 6   £30

Change of Vehicle

Change of Vehicle (new vehicle on old plate number)            £78
Change of Vehicle (courtesy car)£156

Change of Licence Details

Private Hire Driver converted to Dual Driver£45
Private Hire Vehicle converted to Hackney Carriage £45
Change of Vehicle proprietor        £45
Change of DVLA details (registration number etc)£45
Change of Drivers address            Free

Knowledge test and training (from 1st August 2016)

Knowledge test and training day  (All new applicants)£97.50
Resit of both routes and rules & regulations tests£67.50
Resit of routes test only£35
Update training for existing drivers£58.75

Criminal Record Checks

Enhanced DBS Online£51.20
Basic Disclosure Online£32.20

Ancillary Items (including VAT@20%)

Roof light (complete)£82
Roof light (top cover or base plate)£44
2nd hand top or base£22
Replacement badges£27
Replacement plate (or additional for a trailer)£44
Roof light bulbs£2.50
Magnets (sold as a pair)£8
Executive Disc (private hire vehicles only)£13

Surrendered licences (refunds)

Refund per full calendar month of unexpired vehicle licence            £10
Refund per full calendar month of unexpired drivers licence£3.60
Refund per full calendar year of unexpired operator's licence           £10