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



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Related pages

Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence

Hackney Carriage (Taxi) Licence

Private Hire Operator's Licence

Private Hire Vehicle (mini-cab) Licence

Knowledge test dates 

Contact details

Environmental Health and Licensing
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242908/242916