Vehicle licence renewal

Apply to renew your Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Documents required

  • Compliance test dated within the last 6 months.
  • Age test dated within 6 months - if your Private hire vehicle is over 6 years old or your Hackney Carriage vehicle is over 15 years old.
  • Log book - Front Page and Page 1.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Insurance schedule (Fleet owners only).


  • The fee for a new vehicle licence is £209.00. (Rear plate = £183, front plate = £26)
  • You will be sent a payment receipt reference, you need this reference to enter on the web form. 


  • Select licensing from the "all categories" drop down menu.
  • Click apply.
  • Select either Private Hire Vehicle Renewal or a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Renewal.
  • Use your plate and registration number as your payment reference.
  • Make your payment. 

Plate delivery

  • The Licensing Officer does not require the return of your old plate, destroy this.
  • Once your application has been determined, your new vehicle licence's will be sent to you via special delivery this can take up to 7-10 working days.


Keep a record of the receipt number, you will need this to enter on the application form below.

  • Contact Information
  • Name
  • Address