Manchester City Council

Taxis & private hire Taxi licence fees

Licence Type From 1st October 2016

Driver Applications

Application: New private hire driver application
Cost: £248.00

Application: New private hire driver application (but already a Hackney driver with us)
Cost: £174.00

Application: New Hackney carriage driver application
Cost: £248.00

Application: New Hackney carriage driver application (but already a private hire driver with us)
Cost: £139.00

Fees for renewals will be printed on the forms that are sent 4 to 5 weeks before the expiry date

Vehicle Applications

Application: New private hire vehicle application

Age of vehicle: Brand new vehicle
MOT tests per year: 
 One
Cost: £193.00

Age of vehicle: less than 5 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Two 
Cost:£253.00

Age of vehicle: More than 5 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Three
Cost:£312.00  

Application: Private hire vehicle renewal application

Age of vehicle: less than 5 years old 
No of MOT Tests per year: 
Two 
Cost: £207.00

Age of vehicle: More than 5 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Three 
Cost: £266.00

Application: Private hire vehicle - application transfer
Cost: £32.00

Application: Hackney Carriage replacement application

Age of vehicle: Brand new vehicle
No of MOT Tests per year: One
Cost:
£357.00

Age of vehicle: less than 7 years old 
No of MOT Tests per year: Two
Cost: £371.00

Age of vehicle: More than 7 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Three
Cost: £430.00

Application: Hackney Carriage vehicle - application transfer 
Cost: £32.00

Fees for renewals will be printed on the forms that are sent 4 to 5 weeks before the expiry date

Miscellaneous Fees

Application: Change of name
Cost: No charge

Application: Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) - when requested on it's own
Cost: £44.00

Application: Driver - Rebooking a knowledge test or coaching session
Cost: £35.00

Application: Driver - skills test
Cost: £30.00

Application: Driver - Replacement paper licence
Cost: No charge 

Application: Driver - replacement badge - You must provide a Crime Reference Number from the police
Cost: No charge

Application: Private Hire Operator - new application, renewal or additional base 
Cost: £575.00

Application: Vehicle - MOT test fee
this is when a full test has to be booked because the original test was not attended, cancelled within 48 working hours of the due date and time of the test, or similar
Cost: £57.00

Application: Vehicle - cherished registration number
Cost: No charge 

These Items can be done at our MOT Testing Station at Lawton Street, Openshaw

Application: Private hire vehicle operator stickers (per set) - you will need a 'stamped' Operator request form
Cost: £32.00

Application: Hackney Carriage vehicle stickers
Cost: £7.00

Application: Replacement vehicle licence (paper)
Cost: No charge 

Application: Private hire vehicle - replacement licence plate and bracket
Cost: £17.00

Application: Hackney Carriage vehicle - replacement licence plate and bracket
Cost: £17.00

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