Taxi Licensing Fees

Who To Contact

Environmental Health and Consumer Protection Service
Yorkon Building
Archway Road
Huyton
L36 9FB

Telephone: 0151 443 2300

Email: taxi.licensing@knowsley.gov.uk

Alert!

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, the council has reviewed its licensing processes, specifically all Hackney and private hire licence applications as well as renewals. As of 5pm on Thursday 19 March 2020, there will no longer be access to a Licensing Counter Service. If you need to renew your driver licence or get or renew or change a vehicle on a licence, then please do this online. Download and complete the correct form, then follow the steps shown. If you do this in advance of the licence expiry, all existing licensees will able to be re-licensed. Licensing staff will be sending reminders out earlier than normal and posting out DBS application forms, medical forms etc where required, so applicants can complete them before they submit their forms and mandatory documents.

The council has considered its fees and advertised its intended fees for 2020 - 2021 in accordance with the provisions of Part II of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act of 1976. Having received no objections by the closing date of 9 March 2020 at 1pm, the council has now set the fees for the following licences and items as follows for 2020 - 2021.

To find the correct fee applicable to you or your business, the following options are available:

Drivers' licence fees

Hackney carriage drivers

 
  Initial fee on application Balance on grant
Hackney Carriage Driver Licence (New) 1 year £20.00 £40.00
Hackney Carriage Driver Licence (New) 3 years £20.00 £80.00
Hackney Carriage Driver Licence (Renewal) 1 year £55.00 N/A
Hackney Carriage Driver Licence (Renewal) 3 years £95.00 N/A
 

Private hire drivers

 
  Initial fee on application Balance on grant
Private Hire Driver Licence (New) 1 year £20.00 £40.00
Private Hire Driver Licence (New) 3 years £20.00 £80.00
Private Hire Driver Licence (Renewal) 1 year £55.00 N/A
Private Hire Driver Licence (Renewal) 3 years £95.00 N/A

Vehicle licence fees

 

Hackney carriages

 
  Period Licence fee
Hackney Carriage New Vehicle (8 years old and older) 6 months £160.00
Hackney Carriage New Vehicle (less than 8 years old) 12 months £220.00
Hackney Carriage Renewal Vehicle (8 years old and older) 6 months £155.00
Hackney Carriage Renewal Vehicle (8 years old and older) 12 months £210.00
Full vehicle test ALL £45.00
Vehicle retest (within 500 miles fail or 7 days fail) ALL £25.00

Private hire vehicles

 
  Period Licence fee
Private Hire New Vehicle (8 years old and older) 6 months £160.00
Private Hire New Vehicle (less than 8 years old) 12 months £220.00
Private Hire Renewal Vehicle (8 years old and older) 6 months £155.00
Private Hire Renewal Vehicle (8 years old and older) 12 months £210.00
Full vehicle compliance test ALL £45.00
Vehicle retest (within 500 miles fail or 7 days fail) ALL £25.00

Private Hire operator licence fees

The below fees are all payable on application.

  1 year 5 years
Private Hire Operator New - 1 Vehicle £220.00 £770.00
Private Hire Operator New - 2-10 Vehicles £805.00 £980.00
Private Hire Operator New - 11-50 Vehicles £425.00 £1,480.00
Private Hire Operator New - 51+ Vehicles £500.00 £1,745.00
Private Hire Operator Renewal - 1 Vehicle £210.00 £730.00
Private Hire Operator Renewal - 2-10 Vehicles £270.00 £945.00
Private Hire Operator Renewal - 11-50 Vehicles £400.00 £1,405.00
Private Hire Operator Renewal - 51+ Vehicles £480.00 £1,670.00


Miscellaneous fees chargeable

These miscellaneous fees do not include external checks or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

   
Replacement licence plate, licence or badge £5.00
Place fixing kit £10.00
Temporary Hackney Carriage Driver or Private Hire Driver badge (discretionary grant only) per month £25.00
Transfer for Private Hire Driver to Hackney Carriage Driver or Hackney Carriage Driver to Private Hire Driver £25.00
Transfer of vehicle and vehicle licence ownership £20.00