Taxi Licensing fees and charges

Taxi Fees

Private Hire Operators Fee
Private Hire Operator one year licence £250
Five year licence £1,000


Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicles Fee 
Hackney Carriage Vehicles / Private Hire Vehicle licence grant / renewal (compliance test required every 12 months, see below) £230
Vehicle Compliance test £55
Change of vehicle / temporary eg accident replacement vehicle £110
Voluntary change of vehicle / grant of licence for replacement 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 due to theft, loss, change of address £10

Other Charges

Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Fee
Hackney Carriage / Private Hire driver (dual licence) - Grant / Renewal £105
Three year licence grant / renewal (additional fees apply, see other charges below) £300
Knowledge test (required on initial application) £75
Enhanced DBS check
(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 due to theft, loss, change of address £25 
Replacement plate due to theft, loss, change of address £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