Vehicle Transfer

The information on this page relates to a the transfer of a vehicle plate.

Trafford Council has a policy on the age of vehicles it will licence as follows:

  • Private Hire vehicles must be less than 5 years old at the time of application and the licence will not be renewed once the vehicle reaches 10 years old
  • Private Hire vehicles that are wheelchair accessible must be less than 7 years old at the time of application and the licence will not be renewed once the vehicle reaches 15 years old
  • Hackney Carriages Vehicles must be less than 7 years old at the time of application and the licence will not be renewed once the vehicle reaches 15 years old

There are no exceptional circumstances to the age policy for new to licence or replacement vehicles.

If your vehicle has been modified or has more than four passengers, you will need a Seating Configuration. You can arrange a Seating Configuration by contacting licensing@trafford.gov.uk.

Documents required

If you can not provide all relevant documentation your application will be rejected.

  • Log book page 1 and 2 or Green Slip
  • Compliance Certificate - dated within the last 6 months
  • Bill of sale 
  • Tint test - see list of nominated garages
  • HPI Check
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Insurance Schedule (Fleet owners only)
  • LOLER certificate (for wheelchair accessible vehicles)
  • Seating configuration (If over 5) passengers - contact licensing@trafford.gov.uk to arrange

Cost

  • The fee for a new vehicle licence is £37.00.
  • You will be sent a payment receipt reference, you need this reference to enter on the web form. 

Payment

  • Select licensing from the "all categories" drop down menu.
  • Click apply.
  • Select either New Private Hire Vehicle Licence or a New Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence.
  • Make your payment. 

Plate delivery

  • The Licensing Officer does not require the return of your old plate, destroy this.
  • You will be given a new plate number.
  • Once your application has been determined, your new vehicle licence will be sent to you via special delivery. 
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