Licensing directory - Taxi - Hackney carriage vehicle licence

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A hackney carriage vehicle licence is required for a vehicle which can

  • ply for hire
  • stand on a rank
  • be hailed in the street or
  • be pre-booked.

All hackney carriage vehicles must be driven by a person who holds a HCV/PHV drivers badge. We can only issue hackney carriage vehicle licences for vehicles that operate within the district. All vehicles will be subject to inspection.


£292.00 for new grant 

£270.00 for a renewal. 

Apply / renew / transfer / vary

You will be required to make an account when applying online. This is to enable you to save your application and come back to it later.

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Taxi licence pre-application form

Supporting documents
Additional information

The following documents must be submitted with your application:-

  • completed application form
  • insurance certificate
  • V5C vehicle registration document (log book)
  • MOT certificate dated within 28 days of an inspection appointment
  • application fee.
Change of details
Report a collision or damage

Report a collision or damage to a vehicle

You will be required to have an account to report your collision to ensable you to save and come back to your form at a later time. If you have submitted a vehicle application since Septermber 2021 you will already have an account.