Manchester City Council

Operate a vehicle beyond age limit - hackney carriage/private hire

  1. Summary

    A standard hackney carriage licence will not be issued or renewed for a vehicle more than 12 years old. A standard private hire licence will not be issued or renewed for a vehicle more that 7 years old.

    We may waiver the age restriction if we consider the vehicle is of an exceptional standard.

    A licence will not be issued or renewed for a vehicle more than 10 years old unless:

    • the vehicle has been manufactured to Euro III or higher specification or has fitted either a PCO/Energy Saving Trust (EST) approved emissions reduction scheme.
    • the vehicle has wheelchair access.

  2. Fees

    • Hackney carriage vehicle - £491
    • Private hire vehicle - £327
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  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Application and guidance

    Hackney carriage vehicle policy

    Private hire vehicle policy

  4. Attachments required

    • Original log book - V5C;
    • Full service history; and
    • Original valid insurance certificate.

    If you are not a licensed driver just an owner the we also require the following:

    • Statutory declaration;
    • Passport size photograph; and
    • Original British birth certificate or EEA passport.

  5. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  6. Validity and renewals

    12 months.

  7. Complaints

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

  8. Email

    taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk

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