Fees for taxi licensing

Hackney carriage, private hire and dual driver licences
ItemFee
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check £44
Knowledge test £65
Medical (check with medical practice) Cost varies
New licence: 1 year £240
Renewal licence: 1 year £80
Renewal licence: 3 years £220
Replacement Licence £15
Change of Details £15
Replacement badge £20
DVLA data mandate check: 1 year £8
DVLA data mandate check: 3 years £24
Hackney carriage vehicles
ItemFee
New vehicle licence £270
Vehicle licence renewal £235
New zero-emission vehicle licence – check note below Exempt
Zero-emission vehicle licence renewal – check note below Exempt
New ultra-low-emission vehicle licence – check note below £135
Ultra-low-emission vehicle licence renewal – check note below £117.50
Mechanical fitness test – required twice per year £56
Mechanical fitness retest – check note below Free
Replacement plate £25
Change of ownership £80
Replacement licence £10
Change of details £15
Renewal vehicle licence £235
Transponder deposit refund administration £20

Fee exemptions for zero- and ultra-low-emission vehicles are potentially available for up to five years, depending on funding availability.

Mechanical fitness retests are only free if they are carried out at the garage before the end of the next working day. They cost £28 if carried out at another garage within 10 days, or £56 after 10 days.

Private hire vehicles
ItemFee
New vehicle licence £270
Vehicle licence renewal £220
Plate deposit £50
New zero-emission vehicle licence – check note below Exempt
Zero-emission vehicle licence renewal – check note below Exempt
New ultra-low-emission vehicle licence – check note below £135
Ultra-low-emission vehicle licence renewal – check note below £110
Mechanical fitness test – required twice per year £56
Mechanical fitness retest – check note below Free
Replacement plate £25
Change of ownership £80
Replacement licence £10
Change of details £15
Renewal vehicle licence £235
Transponder deposit refund administration £20

Fee exemptions for zero- and ultra-low-emission vehicles are potentially available for up to five years, depending on funding availability.

Mechanical fitness retests are only free if they are carried out at the garage before the end of the next working day. They cost £28 if carried out at another garage within 10 days, or £56 after 10 days.

Private hire operators
ItemFee
New private hire operator licence: 1 year £280
Renewal private hire operator licence: 1 year £210
Renewal private hire operator licence: 5 years £860
Private hire operator replacement licence £10
Private hire operator change of details £15
Vehicle testing and crests
ItemFee
Vehicle test £56
Vehicle re-test £28
Magnetic crest (door sign) £8
Adhesive crest (door sign) £6
Training courses
ItemFee
Customer awareness: Safeguarding, equality and protection £50

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