Application fees

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Application fees

All applications forms must be downloaded from our website. Fees are not refunded if applications are withdrawn or licenses surrendered or revoked.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Fees from 1st April 2019

Application

Fee

Driver New Application (one year)

Application Pack (refundable if application made)

£230

£20

Driver New Application (three years)

Application Pack (refundable if application made)

£470

£20

Driver Renewal (one year)

£205

Driver Renewal (three year)

£365

Private Hire Vehicle Licence (new application for one year)

£225

Private Hire Vehicle Licence (renewal - paper application)£225
Private Hire Vehicle Licence (renewal - online application£215
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (new application for one year)£240
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (renewal - paper application)£240
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (renewal - online application)£230

Private Hire Operator (3 years and less than 20 vehicles)

£315

Private Hire Operator (5 years and less than 20 vehicles)

£525

Private Hire Operator (3 years and 20 or more vehicles)

£630

Private Hire Operator (5 years and 20 or more vehicles)

£1000

Transfer of ownership of Vehicle Licence

£60

Change of Vehicle Registration

£60

Replacement external plate

£60

Replacement internal plate£30
Replacement driver badge£30
Replacement licence£30

Door signs

£20 each

Disclosure and Barring Service (if part of an application)

£60

Disclosure and Barring Service (if not part of an application)

£220

Knowledge 2nd test/3rd or more tests

£50/£70

English Proficiency Test£30

Application for exemption certificate if not part of application

£100

Additional admin charges, eg second insurance cover note received

£45

Guidance Booklet

£10

Inspections and visits away from Council Offices at the licence holders request

From £55

Withdrawn applications administration fee£120

You can make your payment online using our Online Payment System. If you pay online you will be emailed a copy of your receipt. If your application requires you to see a Licensing Officer, please make sure you can present a copy of your receipt at your appointment. You can bring a paper copy with you or we are happy to look at the electronic copy on your phone.

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