Hackney carriage vehicle licence

Covid-19 Taxi Trade Updates

Due to the current climate in relation to Covid-19 and social distancing, self-isolation etc. Please be aware of the following changes to our services.

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How to apply

Please note, currently the limit of hackney carriage vehicles has been reached. As such, no further new hackney carriage vehicle licences will be issued.

How to renew

The easiest way to renew your vehicle licence is online. You can renew your licence up to 8 weeks before it expires.

Renew your taxi vehicle licence 

What will I need to include with my application?

You will need to provide:

  • A copy of your insurance certificate.
  • V5 log book if your details have changed (renewals only)

Please refer to our renewal guidance notes (doc) for further details prior to submitting your application.

Getting your vehicle tested

Before we can issue your licence your vehicle must pass a standard MOT and a specific vehicle examination test carried out by one of our approved testing stations (pdf).

What does the vehicle test include?

The vehicle will be subject to an MOT test and will also need to meet a number of extra standards required by us. These extra testing standards are  detailed in our vehicle testing manual (pdf).

Fees and charges

Our fees and charges page lists our current fees.