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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support, how to offer help, and how to look after your wellbeing. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Changes to taxi licensing during the coronavirus pandemic

We will no longer be conducting face-to-face appointments and have made changes to the way we are processing driver, vehicle and operator licences. Please follow the link above for full information.

Taxi licensing fees

The following fees are valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Hackney carriage, private hire and dual driver licences
Item Fee
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check £40
Knowledge test £68
Driver licence: new £250
Licence renewal: 1 year £84
Licence renewal: 3 years £230
Replacement driver badge £21
Replacement driver licence £10
Change of details £15
DVLA data check: 1 year £5.52
DVLA data check: 3 years £16.56
Hackney carriage vehicles
Item Fee
New vehicle licence £280.50
Vehicle licence renewal £245
New zero-emission vehicle licence £0
Zero-emission vehicle licence renewal £0
New ultra-low-emission vehicle licence £140
Ultra-low-emission vehicle licence renewal £122.50
Mechanical fitness test – required twice per year TBC
Mechanical fitness retest TBC
Replacement plate £25
Change of ownership £74
Replacement licence £10
Change of details – per licence, badge or plate £15

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

Private hire vehicles
Item Fee
New vehicle licence £280.50
Vehicle licence renewal £230
Plate deposit £51
New zero-emission vehicle licence £0
Zero-emission vehicle licence renewal – check note below £0
New ultra-low-emission vehicle licence £140
Ultra-low-emission vehicle licence renewal £115
Mechanical fitness test – required twice per year TBC
Mechanical fitness retest TBC
Replacement plate £25
Change of ownership £74
Replacement licence £10
Change of details – per licence, badge or plate £15

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

Private hire operators
Item Fee
Private hire operator's licence £292
Renewal private hire operator licence: 1 year £218
Renewal private hire operator licence: 5 years £894.50
Private hire operator replacement licence £10
Private hire operator change of details – per licence, badge or plate £15
Vehicle testing and crests
Item Fee
Magnetic crest (door sign) £8
Adhesive crest (door sign) £6
Training courses
Item Fee
Customer Awareness: Safeguarding, equality and protection £53