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

Application: 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

Application: 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

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)

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)

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

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 

Application: Driver - replacement badge
Cost: £15.00 

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 

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

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