Manchester City Council

Change vehicle registration (personalised plate) - hackney carriage/private hire

  1. Summary

    If your change the registration number of your hackney carriage or private hire vehicle you should notify us and your records will be updated and new id plates issued.

  2. Fees


  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

  4. Attachments required

    • The log book V5C (vehicle registration document) - this must be the original document and in your name and current address;
    • If you do not have the log book (V5C), you can go to a DVLA office and submit a V62 form on which you give the details of the vehicle being purchased by you. They will then officially stamp the document as proof of receipt. This can then be provided with your application;
    • If the vehicle is BRAND NEW from a showroom, the log book V5C or invoice from the manufacturer/ dealership must be provided AND a letter from the manufacturer/dealership stating the vehicle is brand new with delivery mileage only. Maximum delivery mileage permitted is 200 miles.

  5. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  6. Validity and renewals

    Until the original expiry date.

  7. Complaints

    Email in the first instance

  8. Email

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