Hackney carriage and private hire fees


  Current fees
Knowledge test £34 per test
EQUO test £66

Hackney Carriage Driver and Dual (Hackney & Private Hire) Driver Licence

Current fees
Initial application£ 331.50 for 3 years (this includes £23.50 towards the Demand Survey & £8.00 for maintenance of TV monitor)
£138.50 for 1 year
Disclosure Barring Service search fee£40 every 1 or 3 years depending on licence (or £13 per year if they sign up to the online service)
Total (including DBS fee)£371.50 for 3 years
£178.50 for 1 year
On renewal£323 for 3 years (this includes £23.50 towards the Demand Survey & £8.00 for maintenance of TV monitor)
£120 for 1 year (due to age or medical)
Disclosure Barring Service search fee£40 every one or three years depending on licence (or £13 per year if they sign up to the online service)
Total (including DBS fee)£363 for 3 years
£160 for 1 year

Private Hire Driver Licence

 Current fees
Initial application£253 for 3 years
£152 for 1 year
Disclosure Barring Service search fee£40 every one or three years depending on licence (or £13 per year if they sign up to the online service)
Total (including DBS fee)£293 for 3 years
£192 for 1 year
On renewal£248 for 3 years
£133.50 for 1 year (due to age or medical)
Disclosure Barring Service search fee£40 every 1 or 3 years depending on licence (or £13 per year if they sign up to the online service)
Total (including DBS fee)£288 for 3 years
£173.50 for 1 year

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Current fees
New and renewal£307 for 1 year (this includes £23.50 towards the Demand Survey & £8.00 for maintenance of TV monitor)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

 Current fees
New and renewal£282,50 for 1 year

Private Hire Operator Licence

 Current fees
5 year licence - Initial application£516 for 5 years
5 year licence - Renewal£431 for 5 years
3 year licence – Initial application£361 for 3 years
3 year licence – Renewal£292.50 for 3 years
1 year licence – Initial application£208 for 1 year
1 year licence – Renewal£136.50 for 1 year

Other Costs

 Current fees
Change of ownership of  licensed vehicle£74
Replace external vehicle plate£24.50
Replace driver badge£11
Replace internal plate holder£1.75
Copy of existing paper licence£12
Change of address details for a replacement licence£12
Change of name for a vehicle or operator licence £12
Change of name and address for a driver badge£22.50
Vehicle exemption certificate or general administration fee which will include any additional DBS checks required for drivers not signed up to the DBS online checking service.£48