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Taxi licensing fees

Vehicle licence pro-rata fees and refunds (for licenses which are granted for less than the full 12 months, and refunds on licenses which are not needed for the full 12 months)

Driver licence pro-rata fees (for licenses which are granted for less than the full 12 months)

Vehicle fees

Vehicle Cost
New Hackney Carriage (including tests, livery, and plates) £154
Hackney Carriage renewal (including tests and plates) £154 (over 3 years)
£192 (under 3 years)
New Private Hire (including tests, livery, plates, and operator levy) £140
Private Hire renewal (including tests, plates, and operator levy) £178 (over 3 years)
£140 (under 3 years)
Vehicle re-test Full £38 (£46 if retest involves meter test)
Partial £23 (£31 if retest involves meter test)

Driver fees

Driver Cost
New (including knowledge test) £221 (1 year)
£306 (3 year)
Renewal £122 (1 year)
£209 (3 year)
DBS £38 (standard)
£52.99 (expedited)
Knowledge test (re-tests) £52
Conversion to dual licence £42

Private Hire operators

Private Hire operators Cost
New application £646 (1 year)
£1,246 (5 year)
Renewal £571 (1 year)
£1,207 (5 year)

2019 consultation

In 2019, we carried out a comprehensive review of fees and charges relating to the licensing of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles and drivers, and Private Hire operators. A 40 day consultation was then carried out, before the report on taxi licensing fees was approved by the council. The new fees came into operation on 1 September 2019.

View the taxi licensing report.

For more information about taxi licensing, contact the Licensing team on 01642 728011 or email licensing@middlesbrough.gov.uk.