Hackney Carriage and private hire licensing fees

The council sets fees to cover the cost of its taxi-licensing regime.

Hackney Carriage/Private Hire fees - with effect from 1 April 2020

We aim to set fees to cover our costs and in doing so are mindful of the impact any increase has on the trade. Fees are reviewed every year and changes in processes are taken into account.

The fees for the year 2020/2021 were approved on 12 November 2019.

 

Vehicle applications

 

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence (inclusive of railway station rank rental cost)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

 

 

£ 271.00

£ 236.00

 

Temporary vehicle licence

 

Temporary Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Licence for 14 days (extendable to 28 days) when the licence is for a replacement vehicle provided by a specialist company while accident damage repair is being carried out on a currently licensed Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle

 

 

 

£ 142.00

 

Changes to licence

 

Change of vehicle type during the licensing period (i.e. transfer to replacement vehicle for balance of licence period - existing plate must be returned)

Change of vehicle licence during the licensing period

(eg. from Private Hire to Hackney Carriage)

Change of drivers licence during the licensing period (e.g. from Private Hire to Hackney Carriage)

 

 

 

£ 98.00

 

£ 103.00

 

£ 39.00

 

Drivers licence new applications - 3 year licence

 

Combined Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence

Private Hire Drivers Licence

 

 

£ 445.00

£ 445.00

 

 

Drivers licence renewals - 3 year licence

 

Combined Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence

Private Hire Drivers Licence

 

 

 

£ 388.00

£ 388.00

Private Hire Operator's Licence - 5 year Licence

 

1 vehicle

2-5 vehicles

6-20 vehicles

21-40 vehicles

41-60 vehicles

61-80 vehicles

81-100 vehicles

 

 

 

£ 525.00

£ 547.00

£ 630.00

£ 741.00

£ 853.00

£ 964.00

£1075.00

 

Pre application and other charges

 

Failure to keep inspection appointment / comply with renewal procedures

Hackney carriage driver knowledge test, including re-takes.

Private hire driver knowledge test, including re-takes.

Private hire operator knowledge test, including re-takes.

New driver's information pack

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) fixed fee (£40) plus processing charges £18.50 Runnymede Borough Council and £9 Surrey County Council.

 

 

 

£ 50.00

£ 72.00

£ 55.00

£ 55.00

£ 25.00

£ 67.50

 

Any change of vehicle during the licensing period will be charged at the appropriate vehicle licence rate.

Please note - Credit will not be given for any unexpired period of vehicle or drivers licences if the licence is surrendered

 

We would remind hackney carriage drivers the fee for licensing a hackney carriage vehicle includes approximately £45 for the rental of taxi ranks at Egham, Chertsey and Addlestone from South Western Railways. The taxi rental rental cost is responsible for the difference between hackney carriage and private hire vehicle fees.

We are one of very few councils to have this arrangement with a railway operator and this is much to drivers' benefit, without such an arrangement South Western Railways would charge individual drivers a yearly fee for the rent of a rank space, this would be in the order of £600 - £1,000 for each driver per year.