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Renew a Taxi or Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Use this service to renew an existing Taxi of private hire licence.

There is a separate process to renew a dual driver or private hire licence.

To renew your Taxi or private hire licence, you’ll need to:

  • have your vehicle inspected
  • complete and return an application form
  • pay a fee
  • send us the vehicle’s V5 log book, most recent MOT certificate and evidence that you have suitable ‘hire and reward’ insurance

You’ll need to pay £290 to renew an existing Taxi or private hire licence.

Before you get started

To renew your Taxi or private hire licence, download and compete our application form (PDF 337KB).

Once you’ve completed the application form, email it to Alternatively, return it to:

Taxi Licensing
Swale Borough Council
East Street
ME10 3HT

You’ll need to make a payment before we can issue your new licence.

You can make a payment to renew your licence online. You’ll need:

  • a credit or debit card
  • your licence reference number

What happens next

Once we’ve received all the necessary documents, including your completed application, we’ll process your application.

If your application to renew your Hackney Carriage or private hire licence is successful, we’ll send you your new licence within 7 working days.

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