Manchester City Council

Taxis & private hire Taxi licence fees

Licence Type From 4 October 2017

Driver Applications

Application: New private hire driver application
Cost: £264.00 admin charge which is non-refundable, also
includes DVLA on-line check. 
The fees below are in addition to the administration fee and will be applied as required:

  • Basic skills test £42.00
  • Coaching session £41.00
  • Knowledge test £74.00
  • Enhanced Disclosure DBS (application/certificate) £82.00

Please note: new private hire driver application (but already a hackney driver with us) then you may not need to pay for all the above additional charges, please contact taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk 

Application: New hackney carriage driver application
Cost: £264.00 
admin charge which is non-refundable, also includes DVLA on-line check.
The fees below are in addition to the administration fee and will be applied as required:

  • Basic skills test £42.00
  • Coaching session £41.00
  • Knowledge test £74.00
  • Enhanced Disclosure DBS (application/certificate) £82.00

Please note: new Hackney carriage driver application (but already a private hire driver with us) then you may not need to pay for all the above additional charges, please contact taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk

Application: Driver Renewals
Cost: £227.00 - renewal details will be sent to you 
4 to 5 weeks before the expiry date

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.

Vehicle Applications

Application: New private hire vehicle application
Below fees include an admin fee of £161.00 (non-refundable)

Age of vehicle: Brand new vehicle
MOT tests per year:  One
Cost: £220.00

Age of vehicle: less than 5 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Two 
Cost:£281.00

Age of vehicle: More than 5 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Three
Cost:£342.00  

Application: Private hire vehicle renewal/*replacement application
*Replacement at same time as renewal
Fees include an admin fee of £161.00 (non-refundable)

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.

Age of vehicle: Brand new vehicle
No of MOT Tests per year: One
Cost:
£204.00

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

Age of vehicle: More than 5 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Three 
Cost: £327.00

Application: Private hire vehicle - application transfer
Cost: £87.00

Application: Private Hire vehicle - replacement application (during the currency of licence) 
Cost: £150.00

Application: Hackney Carriage renewal/*replacement application
*Replacement at same time as renewal 
Fees include an admin fee of £310 (non-refundable)

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.

Age of vehicle: Brand new vehicle
No of MOT Tests per year: One
Cost:
£369.00

Age of vehicle: less than 2 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: One
Cost:
£430.00

Fees include an admin fee of £310.00 (non-refundable)

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

Age of vehicle: More than 7 years old
No of MOT Tests per year: Three
Cost: £491.00

Application: Hackney Carriage vehicle - application transfer 
Cost: £87.00

Application: Hackney Carriage vehicle - replacement application (during the currency of licence) 
Cost: £150.00

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: £27.00 per licence

Application: Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) - when requested on it's own
Cost: £82.00

Application: Driver knowledge test 
Cost: £74.00

Application: Driver coaching session
Cost: £41.00

Application: Driver - skills test
Cost: £42.00

Application: Driver - Replacement paper licence
Cost: £12.00 per licence

Application: Driver - replacement badge
Cost: £15.00 per licence

Application: Private Hire Operator - new application, renewal or additional base 
Cost: £650.00

Application: Private Hire Operator - licence amendment
Cost: £30.00

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: £59.00

Application: Vehicle Inspection - Spot check following an accident
Cost: £59.00

Application: Vehicle Retest fee - Major
Cost: £36.00

Application: Vehicle Retest fee - Minor
Cost: £10.00

Application: Vehicle - cherished registration number
Cost: £23.00

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 (no smoking etc.)
Cost: £7.00 

Application: Hackney Carriage Council Crest (per pair)
Cost: £8.00 

Application: Hackney Carriage plate hologram Cost
Cost: £2.00 

Application: Replacement vehicle licence (paper)
Cost: £12.00  per licence

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

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