Wealden District Council

Taxi Licensing Fees

Fees are payable at the time of making an application and applications submitted without the correct fee will be rejected.

Taxi Licensing Fees 2017-18
Licence Type  Fees
Dual Driver   

Dual Driver's Licence

(One year licence for new applicants)

£230

Dual Driver's Licence

(Three year licence for new applicants)

£470 
Dual Driver's Licence

(One year licence for renewing applicants)

 £205
Dual Driver's Licence

(Three year licence for renewing applicants)

£365
Hackney Carriage  
No mechanical inspection required £240
Change of licence on same vehicle £60
Transfer of vehicle ownership £60
Private Hire   
No mechanical inspection required £225
Operators Licence (3 years duration for less than 20 vehicles) £315 
Operators Licence (5 years duration for less than 20 vehicles)  £525 
Operators Licence (3 years duration for more than 20 vehicles) £630 
 Operators Licence (5 years duration for more than 20 vehicles) £1000 

Relief Vehicle (3 months) - see note below

£130 
Relief Vehicle Licence Renewal (3 months) £70
Change of licence on same vehicle £60
Transfer of vehicle ownership £60
Exemption Certificate (if not part of an application  £100 
Other Charges   
Inspections and visits carried out away from Council Offices at the Licence Holder's request £60 
Refundable deposit on licence plates £65
Replacement plates (external, where lost or damaged) £60
Replacement plates (internal, where lost or damaged) £25
Replacement licence £25
Replacement driver's badge (where lost or damaged) £25
Additional copy of 'Guidance Booklet for Drivers' £10
Withdrawn Applications administration fee £105
 Door Signs £10
 DBS (cheque made payable to Rother District Council) £55 
 DBS (if not part of the application) £220 
 Knowledge Tests  

 Second Test

£50

 Third Test

£70 

Additional administrative fee for application visits made at a distance greater than 5 miles outside of the Council's boundary:-

 

 Per new driver application

£65 for the first hour then £45 for each additional hour

 Per renewal or vehicle application

£65 for the first hour then £45 for each additional hour
 Administration fee for cheques referred to drawer £10 


  
NOTES

  • A relief private hire vehicle licence is valid for 3 months with a 3 month extension available on payment of a further fee.  The vehicle is subject to the usual mechanical and general examination. 

     

If paying by card please note that charges may apply

Maestro & Visa/Delta debit cards - No charge for your transaction  

Mastercard and Visa credit cards - There is a 2% transaction charge

Cheques for the DBS only must be made payable to Rother District Council, all other fees paid by cheque must be made payable to Wealden District Council.

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