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