Private hire and hackney carriage licences – fees

A driver’s licence will be issued for 3 years and a private hire operator’s licence for 5 years.

Fees from the 1 November 2016 are:

Licence Type

Cost

Drivers

 
Drivers - PH/Combi £261.55
Drivers - Hackney Carriage £261.55
Drivers - Private Hire £261.55
Knowledge Test £29.90
Knowledge Test - re-sit or missed appointment £29.90
Admin charge for changing type of licence £14.00

Vehicles

 

Private Hire

 
Four months £74.52
Six months £99.75
Twelve months £211.93

Hackney Carriage

 
Four months £89.28
Six months £118.44
Twelve months £211.93

Operators (figures are averages)

Five Years

One vehicle £1,144.82
Two - Five vehicles £1,430.49
Six - Ten vehicles £1,971.23
11 - 15 vehicles £2,552.78
16+ vehicles £3,226.15

Other charges

 
Replacement plates (each) £8.00
Replacement backing plates (each) £8.00
Plate button and key set (set of 6) £2.00
Bracket part 1 and 2 £20.00
Replacement internal plate £2.00
Insurance stickers £1.00
Log books £2.50
3rd party letters £20.00
Photocopies £1.00
Copies of duplicate licences £5.00
Lanyard £1.00
Badge holder £1.00
Badge replacement £5.00