Once licensed, we will normally write to you about 6 weeks before the expiry of your vehicle licence offering you the opportunity to renew it.
The easiest way to renew your vehicle licence is to visit our Make a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle Payment webpage and complete an online renewal. Our online renewal allows you to make your payment and upload electronic copies of your supporting documents. As long as your documents are legible we are happy to accept scanned copies or photographs taken on a smartphone. A £10 discount is also applied to vehicle renewals undertaken exclusively online.
If you do not want to use our online vehicle renewal then you will need to complete another Vehicle Licence Application Form (pdf) and post it back to us with copies of your supporting documents. You will still need to visit our Make a Taxi or Private Hire Payment to make the payment as cheques are not accepted. You will not be eligible for the discount.
You are reminded that it is your responsibility, not the Council’s, to renew your Licence and if you fail to do so before the expiry then the vehicle will be unlicensed and you will not be permitted to work with that vehicle until its licence has been renewed.