Hackney carriage or private hire vehicle licence

Change a licence

You must notify us of any changes that affect your licence.

Vehicle replacement

To replace a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle you need to complete the application form below. You will be asked to upload a clear photo or scanned copy of:

  • the original vehicle log book (V5C) page with registered keeper details, which must be in your name and current address
  • the old licence plate and window card
  • a MOT and compliance check
  • a valid insurance certificate

You must also pay the application fee – for details, go to taxi licensing fees.

Taxi licence – new, renewal or replacement vehicle

Transfer of interest

When a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle is bought or sold as a licensed vehicle, the notification form below must be completed. It may be completed either by the person selling the vehicle or by the new proprietor.

When completing the form, you will be asked to upload a clear photo or scanned copy of:

  • the original vehicle log book (V5C) page with registered keeper details, which must be in your name and current address
  • a valid insurance certificate
  • the bill of sale

If the log book has already been sent to the DVLA, you should upload a clear photo or scanned copy of the 'new keeper' slip that was given when the vehicle was bought.

Taxi licence – notification of vehicle transfer

Contact us

You can contact our Licensing team if you have questions about your application.

Licensing team
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL.

: licensing@thurrock.gov.uk