Taxi Licensing fees and charges

Taxi Fees

Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Fee
Hackney Carriage/Private Hire (dual licence) - new/renewal £105
Three-year licence new/renewal -(additional fees apply, see 'other charges' below) £300
Hackney Carriage vehicles / Private Hire vehicles £230


 Operator Fee 
Private Operator £250
Five-year licence £1000 

Other Charges

Licence Type Fee
Vehicle compliance test £55 
Change of vehicle / temporary eg accident replacement vehicle £110
Voluntary change of vehicle / grant of licence for replacement vehicle (vehicle compliance test required on application) £230
Transfer of vehicle £62
Plate bracket £15
Door sign (each) £8
Internal plate £5
Windscreen pouch £2
Docu-dash £3
Replacement paper licence £10
Change of name or address £10
Knowledge test (required on initial application) £75
CBS check enhanced
(on initial driver applications and every 3 years after grant)
DVLA check
(on initial driver applications and every year after grant)
Language test £45 
Replacement badge (lost or damaged) £25 
Replacement plate (lost or stolen) £50

The following booking and cancellation process will apply to compliance tests:

Appointment Day Minimum Notice
Monday Preceding Thursday
Tuesday Preceding Friday
Wednesday Preceding Monday
Thursday Preceding Tuesday
Friday Preceding Wednesday



Taxi Fares


Enquiry Form

Contact details

Environmental Health and Licensing
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242908/242916