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Taxi licence fees


Fees with effect from 1 April 2022.

Computerised knowledge test

£52 for each attempt, to be paid before booking your test.

This test must be passed before you can submit a licence application.

Dual Driver Licence (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)

On initial application

DescriptionFee
On initial application £234 for three years
Disclosure Barring Service search fee £38 every three years *
Total including DBS fee (new applications) £272 for three years

*  If subscribed to the DBS Update Service, the Disclosure Barring Service search fee is not applicable.

On renewal

DescriptionFee
On renewal £227 for three years
Disclosure Barring Service search fee £38 every three years *
Total including DBS fee (renewal)£265 for three years

*  If subscribed to the DBS Update Service, the Disclosure Barring Service search fee is not applicable.

Driver training module - EQUO

£69, to be paid before booking your test.

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

DescriptionFee
On initial application £300.50 for one year (which includes £30 towards the Unmet Demand Survey)
On renewal £280 for one year (which includes £30 towards the Unmet Demand Survey)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

DescriptionFee
On initial application £265 for one year
On renewal £245 for one year

Private Hire Operators Licence

DescriptionFee
On initial application - 5 year licence £593 for five years
On renewal - 5 year licence £582.50 for five years
On initial application - 3 year licence £390 for three years
On renewal - 3 year licence £395 for three years
On initial application - 1 year licence £218.50 for one year
On renewal - 1 year licence £203 for one year

Other costs

DescriptionFee
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) application£38
DBS admin fee£51
Replace Vehicle Plate£26
Replace Vehicle Plate Holder£20
Replace Vehicle Internal Plate Holder£2
Replace Driver Badge£10.50
Replace PHV Door Sticker£9
Change of Ownership£80
Copy of existing paper licence£13.50
Change of address details for a replacement licence£13.50
Add or remove a name from a vehicle or operator licence£13.50
Change of name and address for a driver badge (badge not included)£13.50
Vehicle exemption certificate£51
General Admin Fee£51
Cheques referred to drawer£10.50

Replacement vehicle due to damage for up to 2 months

Fee should be made up of various elements depending on type of vehicle e.g. If insurance company already have a bracket etc...

£77

Hackney Carriage vehicles are subject to additional fee of £30 for demand survey. However, a change of vehicle where the expiry date remains the same as the original licence will not be charged this fee.

Insurance plates issued to an Accident Management Company (Cab Aid etc..) will be treated as a ‘temporary replacement’ (for example, originally H1234 becomes INS1234