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Taxi licensing fees

The following fees are valid from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Hackney carriage, private hire and dual driver licences
Item Fee
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check £38
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 (Certificate of Compliance (CoC)) (Twice Yearly) £65
Re-test if works carried out at a separate garage and returned within 10 days £33
Re-test if works carried out at a separate garage and returned after 10 days £70
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 (Certificate of Compliance (CoC)) (Twice Yearly) £65
Re-test if works carried out at a separate garage and returned within 10 days £33
Re-test if works carried out at a separate garage and returned after 10 days £70
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