Taxi licence fees

Taxi licence fees

The fees and charges for taxi licensing are set out below. These are valid from 1 April 2017.

'HC' refers to hackney carriages and 'PHV' to private hire vehicles.

Driver licences

Type of licence or service Maximum duration of licence Fee
HC and PHV, combined licence – grant Annual £175
HC and PHV, combined licence – grant Every 2 years £310
HC and PHV, combined licence – grant Every 3 years £445
HC and PHV, combined licence – renewal Annual £135
HC and PHV, combined licence – renewal Every 2 years £270
HC and PHV, combined licence – renewal Every 3 years £405
HC only – grant Annual £140
HC only – grant Every 2 years £240
HC only – grant Every 3 years £340
HC only – renewal Annual £100
HC only – renewal Every 2 years £200
HC only – renewal Every 3 years £300
PHV only – grant Annual £116
PHV only – grant Every 2 years £192
PHV only – grant Every 3 years £268
PHV only – renewal Annual £76
PHV only – renewal Every 2 years £152
PHV only – renewal Every 3 years £228

Vehicle licences

Type of licence or service Maximum duration of licence Fee
HC – grant or renewal Annual £217
HC, wheelchair accessible – grant or renewal Annual £167
PHV – grant or renewal Annual £313
PHV, wheelchair accessible – grant or renewal Annual £263
Vehicle replacement Not applicable £40
Change of ownership Not applicable No fee
Vehicle compliance test Not applicable £45

Private hire operator licences

Type of licence or service Maximum duration of licence Fee
Operators with 1 vehicle Annual £70
Operators with 1 vehicle Every 5 years £350
Operators with 2 to 5 vehicles Annual £241
Operators with 2 to 5 vehicles Every 5 years £1,205
Operators with 6 to 10 vehicles Annual £498
Operators with 6 to 10 vehicles Every 5 years £2,490
Operators with 11 to 20 vehicles Annual £738
Operators with 11 to 20 vehicles Every 5 years £3,690
Operators with 21 or more vehicles Annual £918
Operators with 21 or more vehicles Every 5 years £4,590

Other charges

Type of licence or service Maximum duration of licence Fee
Checking and sealing taximeters Not applicable £20
Replacement driver's badge Not applicable £20
Replacement plate, including accessories Not applicable £25
Door stickers, each Not applicable £7
Additional knowledge test Not applicable £22
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Not applicable £66