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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Fees and Charges

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A full and up to date list of all the fees and charges related to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire can be found below.

Drivers

  • Combined Driver’s Licence (3 years) (Grant or Renewal) - £190.00
  • Knowledge Test - £54.00
  • Enhanced DBS check - £40.00
  • Replacement Badge (lost or stolen) - £13.00
  • Replacement Driver licence document - £13.00
  • Safeguarding Course (online course payable direct to provider)
  • Practical Driving Test (online course payable direct to provider)
  • DVLA check (Grant or Renewal) – £15.00 ( £5.00 per year of licence)
  • Medical (dependant on your local doctors’ practice and payable direct to them)

Vehicles (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)

  • Grant of a licence (1 year) (includes all plates, brackets and livery) - £189.00
  • Renewal of licence (1 year) (does not include front plate or brackets) - £170.00
  • Transfer vehicle status e.g. Hackney Carriage to Private Hire (additional brackets may also need to be purchased) - £170.00
  • Transfer of Vehicle plate (includes a new licence document) - £42.00
  • Replacement rear bracket - £25.00
  • Replacement front bracket - £20.00
  • Replacement adaptor bracket - £15.00
  • Replacement door sign (1) - £13.00
  • Replacement Vehicle plate (lost or stolen) - £13.00
  • Replacement Vehicle licence document - £13.00
  • Extender bracket kit - £12.00
  • Copy of interim/annual letter - £5.00       

Private Hire Operators

Granted licences (5 years)

  • 1 to 3 Vehicles - £795.00
  • 4 to 9 Vehicles - £915.00
  • 10+ Vehicles - £1,065.00
  • Replacement Operator licence document - £13.00
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