Licensing a New Private Hire or Hackney Carriage vehicle

What is this for?

To request a vehicle licence for Hackney Carriage or Private Hire use.

What is it going to cost?

The cost for this process is broken down as follows:

  • Test, licence and vehicle plates £245
  • Front Bracket (optional) £6.00
  • Rear Bracket (optional) £12.50
  • Postage (optional) £4.20
  • Vehicle Retest (If required): £28
  • Sealing of Taxi Meter (Hackney Carriage) £ 47.50 - please note this is a separate process which can be booked online.

What we need from you

You must ensure the vehicle you are applying to licence meets all the requirements of the our licensing policy.

You should take your vehicle documents with you to the testing station.

You will be required to upload copies of your vehicle insurance and logbook after the test.

What you should expect from us

You will be offered a number of appointment times to attend a test at North Bridge testing station. If your vehicle fails its test, you will be advised by the testing officer and will receive information by email on how to book a retest appointment.

If your vehicle passes the test we will send you a link by email which will allow you to complete the application process online.

Successful New applications received prior to 4.15pm Monday to Friday will have their plates printed and available to pick up on that day. (The plates will be dated with the date the full successful application is received).

Successful Renewal applications received prior to 4.15pm Monday to Friday will have their plates printed and available to pick up on that day (The plates will be dated with the renewal date).

Any successful applications received after 4.15pm Monday to Friday will have their plates printed and available the next working day from 8.30am.

Successful applications received before 4.15pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month will have their plates printed and available for collection after 1pm.

More information

Remember once licensed, a vehicle can only be driven by a Doncaster-licensed driver.

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Last updated: 13 June 2019 09:16:25