Wealden District Council
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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 2022-23
Licence Type Fees
Dual Driver 
Dual Driver’s Licence
(One year licence for new applicants)
£235
Dual Driver’s Licence
(Three year licence for new applicants)
£480
Dual Driver’s Licence
(One year licence for renewing applicants)
 £210
Dual Driver’s Licence
(Three year licence for renewing applicants)
£370
Hackney Carriage 
New application
(No mechanical inspection required)
£240
Application to renew – paper application
(No mechanical inspection required)
£240
Application to renew – online application
(No mechanical inspection required)
 £230
Change of licence on same vehicle£60
Transfer of vehicle ownership£60
Private Hire 
New vehicle application
(No mechanical inspection required)
£225
Application to renew vehicle – paper application
(No mechanical inspection required)
 £225
Application to renew vehicle – online application
(No mechanical inspection required)
 £215
Operators Licence (3 years duration)£315
Operators Licence (5 years duration)£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
Replacement plates (external, where lost or damaged)£60
Replacement plates (internal, where lost or damaged)£30
Replacement licence£30
Replacement driver’s badge (where lost or damaged)£30
Additional copy of ‘Guidance Booklet for Drivers’£11
Withdrawn Applications administration fee£138
 Door Signs£21
 DBS (payment made to Rother District Council)£60
 DBS (if not part of the application)£220
Knowledge Tests 
 Second Test£53
 Third Test£74
 English Proficiency Test£42
Additional administrative fee for application visits made at a distance greater than 5 miles outside of the Council’s boundary:- 
 Per new driver application£69 for the first hour then £48 for each additional hour
 Per renewal or vehicle application£69 for the first hour then £48 for each additional hour

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.

Make a Taxi or Private Hire Payment

Visit our page for information on how you can pay your Taxi and Private Hire fees. We do not accept payment by cheque.