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 Fees are not refunded if applications are withdrawn or licenses surrendered or revoked.

Dual Driver Applications

ApplicationFee
Driver New Application (one year)£230
Driver New Applications (Three Years)£470
Driver Renewal (One Year)£205
Driver Renewal (Three Years)£365
Disclosure and Barring Service (If part of an application)£60
Knowledge (2nd Test/3rd or More Tests)£50/£70
English Proficiency Test£30

Vehicle Applications

ApplicationFee
Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Renewal – Paper Application)£225
Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Renewal – Online Application£215
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (New Application – One Year)£240
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (Renewal – Paper Application)£240
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (Renewal – Online Application)£230
Transfer of Ownership (Vehicle Licence)£60
Change of Vehicle Registration£60
Application for Exemption Certificate (If not part of an application)£100

Operator Licence Fees

ApplicationFee
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

Miscellaneous Fees

ApplicationFee
Replacement External Plate£60
Replacement Internal Plate£30
Replacement Driver Badge£30
Replacement Licence£30
Door Signs£20 each
Disclosure and Barring Service (If not part of an application)£220
Additional Admin Charges (E.g. second insurance cover note received)£45
Guidance Booklet£10
Inspections and visits away from Council Offices at the licence holders requestFrom £55
Withdrawn Applications Administration Fee£120

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Fees from April 2019

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.