Fees and charges are subject to regular review and may increase in April and/or September each year.

These are our current fees. We introduced them on 1 April 2010.


  • Hackney carriage vehicle licence: £200
  • Private hire vehicle licence £170
  • Plate fee new £31
  • Plate fee renewal £23
  • Hard plate exemption £10
  • Plate sticking kit £5.87

Temporary replacement licences

We charge the relevant plate fee, plus the pro rata licence fee for the length of licence for temporary replacement licences.


  • Private hire driver licence (one year) £70
  • Private hire driver licence (three years) £200
  • Restricted private hire driver licence (three years) £165
  • Hackney carriage driver licence (one year): £80
  • Hackney carriage driver licence (three years): £225
  • Combined driver (Hackney carriage and private hire) driver licence (one year) £80
  • Combined driver (Hackney carriage and private hire) driver licence (three years) £225
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (enhanced) £40
  • Personnel Checks administration fee for carrying out DBS check £9.60
  • DVLA data subject enquiry fee £5
  • Knowledge/literacy and numeracy test appointment £35

Please note that third party fees will be payable to either the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency or Blue Lamp Trust for the driving assessment. Please contact them to find out the relevant fee.

Most GP surgeries also charge for the medical to be completed. Fees vary depending on your GP. Please contact your surgery to find out the fee.


  • Private hire operator's licence (one year) £215
  • Private hire operator's licence (three years) £350
  • Private hire operator's licence (five years) £417.50
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (basic) £23

Other (miscellaneous)

  • Replacement driver/vehicle/operator licence or badge £20

Taxi licensing policy

Please see our taxi licensing policy and guidance document for more information about how we carry out our taxi licensing functions and responsibilities.

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