Brentwood Borough Council Licensing - Taxis and Minicabs - Taxi Fees and Charges

Brentwood Borough Council Licensing - Taxis and Minicabs - Taxi Fees and Charges

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Taxi Fees and Charges

Please Note: The Council has no facility to accept cash payments. Payment must be by online payment through online application, cheque or credit/debit card only.

Private Hire Vehicle Operator's Licence

Fees are set according to the number of vehicles operated by the company:

  • Single vehicle proprietor - £325 (5 years)
  • 2 to 5 vehicles - £1085 (5 years)
  • more than 5 vehicles - £1345 (5 years)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on first application.

  • Licence - £225
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle re-test - £12.50
  • Trailer inspection (non braked) £15
  • Trailer inspection (braked) £23
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)
  • Plate platform - £6
  • Replacement plate - £12
  • Replacement window card - £6

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on

  • Licence - £243
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle re-test - £12.50
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)
  • Plate platform - £6
  • Replacement plate - £12
  • Replacement window card - £6
  • Replacement tariff card - £6

Combined Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence

A new Combined licence is normally issued for a three year period. 

The fee for a licence includes the cost of the DBS check, the annual DVLA checks and for new applications one knowledge test.

  • New 3 year licence - £456
  • Renewed 3 year licence - £406
  • DBS check - £52
  • Knowledge retest - £35
  • DVLA check - £5
  • Replacement drivers badge -£6

Taxi Licensing Fees Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Taxi Licensing Fee Payment Form:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Door signs
  • DVLA check
  • Knowledge test resit
  • Plate holders
  • Replacement copy of a licence
  • Replacement driver ID badge/A5 card
  • Replacement plates
  • Replacement private hire vehicle cards
  • Replacement tariff cards

Vehicle Inspection Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Vehicle Inspection Payment Form

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Vehicle Inspection retest

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Taxi Fees and Charges

Please Note: The Council has no facility to accept cash payments. Payment must be by online payment through online application, cheque or credit/debit card only.

Private Hire Vehicle Operator's Licence

Fees are set according to the number of vehicles operated by the company:

  • Single vehicle proprietor - £325 (5 years)
  • 2 to 5 vehicles - £1085 (5 years)
  • more than 5 vehicles - £1345 (5 years)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on first application.

  • Licence - £225
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle re-test - £12.50
  • Trailer inspection (non braked) £15
  • Trailer inspection (braked) £23
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)
  • Plate platform - £6
  • Replacement plate - £12
  • Replacement window card - £6

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on

  • Licence - £243
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle re-test - £12.50
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)
  • Plate platform - £6
  • Replacement plate - £12
  • Replacement window card - £6
  • Replacement tariff card - £6

Combined Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence

A new Combined licence is normally issued for a three year period. 

The fee for a licence includes the cost of the DBS check, the annual DVLA checks and for new applications one knowledge test.

  • New 3 year licence - £456
  • Renewed 3 year licence - £406
  • DBS check - £52
  • Knowledge retest - £35
  • DVLA check - £5
  • Replacement drivers badge -£6

Taxi Licensing Fees Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Taxi Licensing Fee Payment Form:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Door signs
  • DVLA check
  • Knowledge test resit
  • Plate holders
  • Replacement copy of a licence
  • Replacement driver ID badge/A5 card
  • Replacement plates
  • Replacement private hire vehicle cards
  • Replacement tariff cards

Vehicle Inspection Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Vehicle Inspection Payment Form

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Vehicle Inspection retest