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 Nicks Tyres 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 Nicks Tyres on first application

  • 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 annual DVLA check and for new applications one knowledge test.

  • New 1 year licence (excludes DBS) - £145
  • Renewed 1 year licence (excludes DBS) - £128
  • New 3 year licence (excludes DBS) - £404
  • Renewed 3 year licence (excludes DBS) - £354
  • 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 online form below: 

  • Disclosure and Barring Service check - £52
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (update service lapsed) - £85
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15.00 per pair)
  • DVLA check - £5
  • Knowledge test resit - £35
  • Plate holders - £6
  • Replacement copy of a licence - £10.50
  • Replacement driver ID badge/A5 card - £6
  • Replacement plates - £12
  • Replacement private hire vehicle cards - £6
  • Replacement tariff cards - £6

Pay a taxi licensing fee

Vehicle inspection payments

  • Vehicle Inspection - £47
  • Vehicle Inspection retest - £12.50