Taxi licence fees

Taxi licence fees

These fees and charges for taxi licensing are valid from 1 April 2022.

In the tables below:

  • 'HC' refers to hackney carriages
  • 'PHV' refers to private hire vehicles
  • 'DBS' refers to a Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • 'Duration' is a maximum period the licence is valid before it needs to be renewed

Driver licences

Type of licence Duration Fee
HC and PHV combined licence, new – excludes DBS 1 year £158
HC and PHV combined licence, new – excludes DBS 3 years £393
HC and PHV combined licence, renewal – excludes DBS 1 year £118
HC and PHV combined licence, renewal – excludes DBS 3 years £353
HC only, new – excludes DBS 1 year £122
HC only, new – excludes DBS 3 years £288
HC only, renewal – excludes DBS 1 year £83
HC only, renewal – excludes DBS 3 years £248
PHV only, new – excludes DBS 1 year £99
PHV only, new – excludes DBS 3 years £216
PHV only, renewal – excludes DBS 1 year £59
PHV only, renewal – excludes DBS 3 years £176

Vehicle licences

Type of licence Duration Fee
HC – new or renewal 1 year £217
HC, wheelchair accessible – new or renewal 1 year £167
PHV – new or renewal 1 year £313
PHV, wheelchair accessible – new or renewal 1 year £263
Vehicle compliance test Not applicable £45
Vehicle replacement Not applicable £40
Change of ownership Not applicable No fee

Private hire operator licences

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

Other charges

Type of service Fee
Checking and sealing taximeters £20
Replacement driver's badge £20
Replacement plate, including accessories £25
Door stickers, each £7
Additional knowledge test £22
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check £52