Hackney carriage and private hire fees


Current fees
Knowledge test £35 per test
EQUO test £66

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

  Current fees
Initial application £337.50 for 3 years (this includes £24 towards the demand survey and £8.50 for maintenance of TV monitor)
£140.50 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) £377.50 for 3 years
£180.50 for 1 year
On renewal £329 for 3 years (this includes £24 towards the demand survey and £8.50 for maintenance of TV monitor)
£122 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) £369 for 3 years
£162 for 1 year

Private Hire Driver Licence

  Current fees
Initial application £258 for 3 years
£155 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) £298 for 3 years
£195 for 1 year
On renewal £253 for 3 years
£136 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) £293 for 3 years
£176 for 1 year

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

  Current fees
New and renewal £312.50 for 1 year (this includes £24 towards the demand survey and £8.50 for maintenance of TV monitor)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Current fees
New and renewal £288 for 1 year

Private Hire Operator Licence

Current fees
5 year licence - Initial application £526 for 5 years
5 year licence - Renewal £440 for 5 years
3 year licence – Initial application £368 for 3 years
3 year licence – Renewal £298 for 3 years
1 year licence – Initial application £212 for 1 year
1 year licence – Renewal £140 for 1 year

Other Costs

Current fees
Change of ownership of  licensed vehicle £75.50
Replace external vehicle plate £25
Replace driver badge £11.50
Replace internal plate holder £1.75
Copy of existing paper licence £12.50
Change of address details for a replacement licence £12.50
Change of name for a vehicle or operator licence £12.50
Change of name and address for a driver badge £23
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. £49