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
  • the application fee

Taxi licence – new, renewal or replacement vehicle

Transfer of interest

If you are selling your hackney carriage or private hire vehicle as a licensed vehicle, you need to complete the notification 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
  • a valid insurance certificate
  • the bill of sale

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

Taxi licence – notification of vehicle transfer

Where to apply

If you need an appointment with our licensing team after submitting your details, you should arrange for it to be at least 5 working days before the licence is needed.

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

: licensing@thurrock.gov.uk

Fees

For details of the application fee payable, go to taxi fees.