Taxi licensing fees

Hackney Carriage / Private Hire licensingFees
Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire driver's licence (new application) one year £245
Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire driver's licence (new application) three year £595
Private Hire driver's licence (new application) one year £245
Private Hire driver's licence (new application) three year £595
Hackney Carriage vehicle licence (new) one year £195
Private Hire vehicle licence (new) one year £180
Private Hire operator licence (new) (annual fee option) £190
Private Hire operator licence (new) five year £900
Extra vehicles on operators licence (per vehicle - does not include vehicle licence fee) £30
Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire driver's licence (annual fee) (renewal) £190
Private Hire driver's licence (renewal) £190
Hackney Carriage vehicle licence (renewal) £145
Private Hire vehicle licence (renewal) £140
Private Hire operator licence (annual fee) (renewal) £190
Disclosure and Barring Service check  £54.69
Fee to convert from single Private Hire driver's licence to dual licence £50
Replacement driver's badge £20
Transfer of vehicle licence (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire) £75
Hackney Carriage vehicle inspection £45
Private Hire vehicle inspection £40
Replacement external plate £26
Replacement internal plate £21
Vehicle bracket £15

Refunds

Licence fees are calculated based on the costs incurred by Cotswold District Council in processing and issuing a licence. If you wish to cancel your licence at any time, the costs which are refundable are detailed below:

For driver licences, refunds will be issued in accordance with the table below:

Licence paid for 12 months onlyLicence has two full years to runLicence has one full year left to run
No refund issued. A refund of 50% of the full payment made will be given. A refund of 25% of the full payment made will be given.

For Private Hire Operator licenses, refunds will be given in accordance with the table below:

Licence paid for 12 months onlyLicence has four full years to runLicence has three full years to runLicence has two full years to runLicence has one full year to run
No refund issued. A refund of 70% of the full payment made will be given. A refund of 50% of the full payment made will be given. A refund of 30% of the full payment made will be given. A refund of 20% of the full payment made will be given.

There is no refund available from vehicle licences as all the costs are incurred in issuing the licence.

If your licence is revoked due to enforcement action being taken against you for breach of licensing conditions, no refunds will be payable.

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX