What is this for?
PLEASE NOTE - Due to the ongoing issues with Coronavirus, this authority has taken the decision to suspend testing for the foreseeable. We will continue to assess the situation and provide updates when we're in a position to commence testing again.
The process of renewing a licence for a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle, or, booking an interim test (4 month / 6 month).
Age of Vehicle
Less than 4 years
Over 4 years but less than 7 years
Every 6 Months
Over 7 years
Every 4 months
What is it going to cost?
The cost for licence renewals 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
- The cost of Interim tests: £62
(Please be aware that if you miss your appointment you will have to pay again)
What we need from you
You must ensure the vehicle you are applying to licence meets all the requirements of the Councils Licensing Policy.
You should take your vehicle documents with you to the testing station.
For renewals you will be required to upload copies of your vehicle insurance and log book 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 (renewals).
Where the vehicle passes the interim test, the ‘window sticker’ will be posted out to the proprietor’s home address.
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 8.30 am
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.
Remember once licensed, a vehicle can only be driven by a Doncaster-licensed driver.
Please be aware that paper based applications and telephone requests will no longer be available if you are trying to book an appointment.
This booking system must only be used to book appointments after the 8th January 2020.
Should you require an appointment prior to this date, please contact our office on 01302 737590.