Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away last night.

Read our tribute.

×

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.
    •  

    Please note:  All renewal applications must be made and payment received 10 working days prior to the date of expiry of the licence.  Your licence is at risk if you do not renew prior to the date of expiry; a new application will need to be submitted if your licence has expired (*except in the case of hackney carriage vehicle proprietor licence). *A new application for a hackney carriage vehicle proprietor licence CANNOT BE SUBMITTED – your licence is at risk if you do not renew it before the date of expiry regardless if you are also replacing the vehicle.

  2. Fees

    • Hackney carriage vehicle - £491
    • Private hire vehicle - £327
    •  

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Application and guidance

    Hackney carriage vehicle policy

    Private hire vehicle policy

    Vehicle inspection 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

    We aim to process your application within 10 working days

  6. Validity and renewals

    12 months

    Please note: All renewal applications must be made and payment received 10 working days prior to the date of expiry of the licence. Your licence is at risk if you do not renew prior to the date of expiry; a new application will need to be submitted if your licence has expired (*except in the case of hackney carriage vehicle proprietor licence). *A new application for a hackney carriage vehicle proprietor licence CANNOT BE SUBMITTED – your licence is at risk if you do not renew it before the date of expiry regardless if you are also replacing the vehicle

  7. Complaints

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

  8. Email

    taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk

Was this page helpful?

Was this page helpful?

;