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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.

Applying

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 taxis@swale.gov.uk, 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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