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 2019-20
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 

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 
Refundable deposit on licence plates£65
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’£10
Withdrawn Applications administration fee£120
 Door Signs£20
 DBS (payment made to Rother District Council)£60 
 DBS (if not part of the application)£220 
 Knowledge Tests 

 Second Test

£50

 Third Test

£70 
 English Proficiency Test£30 

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. 

Make a Taxi or Private Hire Payment

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