Manchester City Council

Vehicle transfer request - hackney carriage

  1. Summary

    You should notify us if you wish to transfer your hackney carriage vehicle plate to another person.

    New owners are advised to read the hackney carriage guidance notes and age and emission policy before any sale is agreed.  We cannot be held responsible for any deception or fraudulent activity between the parties involved.

  2. Fees

    £87

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Download a notification to transfer a hackney carriage vehicle licence, complete the form and submit with all relevant information together with payment (all details are included within the form).

    If you are an owner and a driver you also need to submit a statutory declaration

  4. Attachments required

    • Original vehicle licence issued by us;
    • A copy of the log book V5C (vehicle registration document) - this must be in the new owner’s name and current address;  and Original vehicle licence issued by us;and
    • A current insurance certificate or valid cover note relating to the vehicle and its intended use as a public hire vehicle.  Insurance must be in the name of the new owner(s). If new owner(s) is not a licensed driver, the insurance certificate must state a named driver.
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    If the new owner(s) is not a current licensed driver, you also need to provide:

    • An owners statutory declaration:
    • Recent passport acceptable colour photograph; and
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    Either one of the following:

    • EEA Passport – if you do not hold a current EEA passport, you will need to provide evidence that you are entitled to remain in this country and able to work, OR
    • Birth certificate, if issued in the UK. If producing a birth certificate, you must also provide official evidence of your National Insurance number, for example, a P45, P60 or your National Insurance card. 
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  5. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  6. Validity and renewals

    Until expiry of original licence

  7. Register

    View the public register

  8. Complaints

    Email taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk in the first instance

  9. Email

    taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk

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