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Taxi and Private Hire licences

Taxi licensing fees

A list of current taxi licensing fees

Drivers

Subject to any Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) fee increase - to be passed on

•    Medical / Medical retest Paid direct
•    Sandwell approved Driving Test & Wheelchair Assessment Paid direct
•    PHD/HCD New Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £153.00
•    PHD/HCD Renewal Application (Annual) £104.00
•    PHD/HCD Renewal Application + DBS (every 3rd year) £148.00
•    PHD/HCD New 3 Year Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £352.00
•    PHD/HCD Renewal 3 Year Application (Does not include DBS fee) £303.00
•    DUAL New Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £204.00
•    DUAL New 3 Year Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £503.00
•    DUAL Renewal Application (Annual) £155.00
•    DUAL Renewal Application + DBS (every 3rd year) £199.00
•    DUAL Renewal 3 Year Application (Does not include DBS fee) £454.00
•    DBS £44.00
•    Badge Deposit £30.00
•    Knowledge Test £30.00
•    Badge replacement £4.50
•    £10.00 reduction in driver's licence fees for successful Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) / National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) drivers (certificate must be produced when submitting application)

Vehicles

Subject to any increase in Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) fee during the year - increase will be passed on

•    Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Brand new vehicle (Annual including Interim Safety Checks (ISC) x 1) £325.00
•    Private Hire/Hackney Carriage New under 5 years (Annual including ISC x 1) £381.00
•    Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Renewal under 5 years (Annual including ISC x1) £353.00
•    Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Renewal over 5 years (including full test x1) £353.00
•    Transfer a vehicle application (another owner) £50.00
•    Replacement vehicle application (to same expiry date) £104.00 (includes full test and set of plates - classed as new application.)
•    Administration fee for missed garage appointment £55.00 or £27.50 (without 24 hours notice) as per test missed
•    Full test or full retest fee (Refer to VOSA documentation) £55.00
•    Knowledge Test £30.00
•    Partial test fee (Refer to VOSA documentation) £27.50
•    ISC retest fee (payable if fails on 3 or more items) £27.50
•    Plate deposit £30.00
•    Replacement of large plate (including pins) £10.00
•    Replacement of small plate £6.50
•    Replacement bracket £13.00
•    Change vehicle registration (cherished number plate) £30.00
•    Application for exemption from displaying roof sign and door stickers £30.00

Operators

•    Application (one year) £624.00
•    Renewal (one year) £520.00
•    Application (three years) £1650.00
•    Renewal (three years) £1450.00
•    Application (five years) £2500.00
•    Renewal (five years) £2250.00

Value Added Tax (VAT) is not chargeable in relation to any of the above services.

All applications are subject to a £30.00 non-refundable administration fee.