Manchester City Council

Vehicle renewal - hackney carriage or private hire

  1. Summary

    You can now renew your hackney carriage and private hire vehicles online using one of the forms below. Renewal letters will be emailed to owners 4 to 5 weeks before the licence is due to expire. Your vehicle and ownership details will be pre-printed on the letter.

    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
    Renewal application 

    • Current fee £302

    Variation (replacement) & renewal application

    • Current fee £320

    Beyond the age application (charged in addition to the renewal application fee)

    • Current fee £77

    Vehicle test fees - charged in addition to the above application fees

    • Vehicle is brand new (delivery miles only) - MOT tests one per year £60
    • Vehicle is less than 7 years old - MOT tests two per year £120
    • Vehicle is more than 7 years old - MOT tests three per year £180

    Private hire:
    Renewal application

    • Current fee £144

    Variation (replacement) & renewal application

    • Current fee £162

    Beyond the age application (charged in addition to the renewal application fee)

    • Current fee £77

    Vehicle test fees - charged in addition to the above application fees

    • Vehicle is brand new (delivery miles only) - MOT tests one per year £60
    • Vehicle is less than 5 years old - MOT tests two per year £120
    • Vehicle is more than 5 years old - MOT tests three per year £180

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    You can now renew your vehicle online using one of the following forms, please ensure you select the form relevant to your renewal type, as this could delay your application:

    Ensure you comply with all the relevant policy and condition's related to your type of renewal:

    Request replacement stickers for a Private Hire Vehicle form

    Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles are exempt from a MoT. If you require a certificate of exemption please visit the government website to obtain a V112.

  4. Processing and timescales

    Within 10 working days we aim to confirm your vehicle test appointment.

    We aim to offer your requested date and time of appointment, however at peak times we may need to offer an alternative.

  5. Legislation

    Before a licence is issued the vehicle must pass the vehicle inspection and have a valid certificate of insurance.

  6. Validity and renewals

    12 months

  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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