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.

  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 £371;
    • Renewal/replacement vehicle more than 7 years old £430; 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 £207; or
    • Renewal vehicle more than 5 years old £266
    • Replacement of a vehicle during current licence £150.

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

  4. Processing and timescales

    Within 10 working days we will 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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