You may choose to nominate a person or an entity (referred to as Proprietors) to act as an agent on your behalf when making an application and/or presenting the vehicle for inspection.
Proprietors must apply for a proprietors' licence beforehand. Please see apply to be a taxi proprietor.
In order to apply for a licence the vehicle must meet the following criteria:
You must make a booking to have your vehicle inspected. You will need the following original documents as they need to be presented when you take your vehicle in for inspection:
To comply with air quality standards, all taxis and PHVs must be within a certain age limit to be licensed. However, a limited number of exemptions are possible that allow certain vehicles to be licensed for an additional period. Find out more about the exemptions:
Vehicle licences are issued for a period of 12 months.
|Application fee||£65 (non refundable)|
|Grant of licence fee||£33|
|Retest Fee||£50 discretionary|
If you are ready to book your taxi in for an inspection, you can:
The application fee of £102 is non-refundable.
Call the number above if the taxi fails the first inspection and re-inspection and you would like to request a full or partial refund of the licence fee.