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
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Withdrawn Applications administration fee £120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 £40
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

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