Manchester City Council

Vehicle renewal - hackney carriage or private hire

  1. Summary

    Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle renewal application forms will be sent out to owners 4 to 5 weeks before the licence is due to expire.

    Your vehicle and ownership details will be pre-printed on the form and you should check the details and return to us.

    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:

    • Brand new vehicle £369;
    • Renewal/replacement vehicle less than 2 years old £430;
    • Renewal/replacement vehicle less than 7 years old £430;
    • Renewal/replacement vehicle more than 7 years old £491; or
    • Replacement of a vehicle during current licence £150.

    Private hire:

    • Brand new vehicle £220;
    • New vehicle less than 5 yrs old £281;
    • New vehicle more than 5 yrs old £342;
    • Renewal vehicle less than 5 years old £266;
    • Renewal vehicle more than 5 years old £327; or
    • Replacement of a vehicle during current licence £150.

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Request replacement stickers for a Private Hire Vehicle form

    Please note: 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

    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. 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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