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Apply for a Taxi or Private Hire Licence

Use this service if you’ve already successfully applied for a dual drivers or private hire licence.

Before you apply for a taxi or private hire licence for your vehicle, it will need to be inspected by an approved garage. You can download a list of approved garages (PDF 158KB).


To apply for a taxi or private hire licence, you’ll need to:

Once you’ve completed your application form, you’ll need to email it our Taxi Licensing team at, together with your proof of ownership, MOT certificate and insurance details.

Fees and payment

You’ll need to pay:

  • £340 the first time we issue your taxi or private hire vehicle with a licence
  • £290 when you renew your vehicle's licence

You can pay for your licence online. You’ll need:

  • your dual drivers or private hire licence number
  • an email address
  • a debit or credit card

What happens next

Once we’ve received your application, payment and evidence, we’ll process your application. If it’s successful, we’ll send you your licence.

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