Brentwood Borough Council Licensing - Taxis and Minicabs - Fees and Charges

Brentwood Borough Council Licensing - Taxis and Minicabs - Fees and Charges

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Fees and Charges

Please Note: The Council has no facility to accept cash payments. Payment must be by online payment through online application, cheque or credit/debit card only. Cheque payments subsequently 'Referred to Drawer' must be repaid by credit/debit card only.

Private Hire Vehicle Operator's Licence

Fees are set according to the number of vehicles operated by the company:

  • Single vehicle proprietor - £325 (5 years)
  • 2 to 5 vehicles - £1085 (5 years)
  • more than 5 vehicles - £1345 (5 years)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on first application.

  • Licence - £225
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Trailer inspection (non braked) £15
  • Trailer inspection (braked) £23

Where a vehicle is replaced during the life of the licence, a short licence can be issued for the remainder of the period.

  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle inspection - £47

Where a licensed Private Hire Vehicle is sold to another proprietor, the fee for the transfer application is £75.

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on first application.

  • Licence - £243 (This fee is waived if the vehicle is wheelchair accessible)
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)

Where a vehicle is replaced during the life of the licence, a short licence can be issued for the remainder of the period.

  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)

Where a licensed Hackney Carriage is sold to another proprietor, the fee for the transfer application is £75.

Combined Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence

A New Combined licence is normally issued for a three year period.  The fee for a new licence includes the cost of one knowledge test.  There is a separate charge for the Disclosures and Barring Service enquiry.

  • New 3 year licence - £300
  • DBS check - £44
  • Knowledge retest - £35
  • DVLA check - £5

The fees on renewal are:

  • 3 year Renewed Licence - £240
  • DBS check - £44
  • DVLA check - £5

From the 29th June 2012 the Licensing Committee Members adopted the 3 year Criminal Records Bureau Check (now Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) for existing drivers. New applicants will have complete a DBS upon applying and then every 3 years on the renewal of the licence.

Miscellaneous

  • Replacement hackney carriage tariff card - £5
  • Replacement private hire vehicle card - £6
  • Replacement hackney carriage door sign - £7.50
  • Replacement plates - £12
  • Replacement driver's identity card - £6
  • Knowledge retest - £35
  • Vehicle inspection retest from - £12.50 (Please note that payment must be made prior to the retest by using the online form provided below. You will be required to present your receipt as evidence of payment)

Taxi Licensing Fees Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Taxi Licensing Fee Payment Form:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Door signs
  • DVLA check
  • Knowledge test resit
  • Plate holders
  • Replacement copy of a licence
  • Replacement driver ID badge/A5 card
  • Replacement plates
  • Replacement private hire vehicle cards
  • Replacement tariff cards

Vehicle Inspection Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Vehicle Inspection Payment Form

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Vehicle Inspection retest

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Fees and Charges

Please Note: The Council has no facility to accept cash payments. Payment must be by online payment through online application, cheque or credit/debit card only. Cheque payments subsequently 'Referred to Drawer' must be repaid by credit/debit card only.

Private Hire Vehicle Operator's Licence

Fees are set according to the number of vehicles operated by the company:

  • Single vehicle proprietor - £325 (5 years)
  • 2 to 5 vehicles - £1085 (5 years)
  • more than 5 vehicles - £1345 (5 years)

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on first application.

  • Licence - £225
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Trailer inspection (non braked) £15
  • Trailer inspection (braked) £23

Where a vehicle is replaced during the life of the licence, a short licence can be issued for the remainder of the period.

  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle inspection - £47

Where a licensed Private Hire Vehicle is sold to another proprietor, the fee for the transfer application is £75.

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

This licence is normally issued for a twelve-month period.  The fee relating to the six-monthly vehicle inspection is payable seven days before the date of the inspection.

Unless the vehicle is brand new (under 500 miles on the clock), it will be subject to a full inspection at the Council's Transport Depot on first application.

  • Licence - £243 (This fee is waived if the vehicle is wheelchair accessible)
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)

Where a vehicle is replaced during the life of the licence, a short licence can be issued for the remainder of the period.

  • Replacement vehicle - £75
  • Vehicle inspection - £47
  • Door signs - £7.50 each (£15 per pair)

Where a licensed Hackney Carriage is sold to another proprietor, the fee for the transfer application is £75.

Combined Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence

A New Combined licence is normally issued for a three year period.  The fee for a new licence includes the cost of one knowledge test.  There is a separate charge for the Disclosures and Barring Service enquiry.

  • New 3 year licence - £300
  • DBS check - £44
  • Knowledge retest - £35
  • DVLA check - £5

The fees on renewal are:

  • 3 year Renewed Licence - £240
  • DBS check - £44
  • DVLA check - £5

From the 29th June 2012 the Licensing Committee Members adopted the 3 year Criminal Records Bureau Check (now Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) for existing drivers. New applicants will have complete a DBS upon applying and then every 3 years on the renewal of the licence.

Miscellaneous

  • Replacement hackney carriage tariff card - £5
  • Replacement private hire vehicle card - £6
  • Replacement hackney carriage door sign - £7.50
  • Replacement plates - £12
  • Replacement driver's identity card - £6
  • Knowledge retest - £35
  • Vehicle inspection retest from - £12.50 (Please note that payment must be made prior to the retest by using the online form provided below. You will be required to present your receipt as evidence of payment)

Taxi Licensing Fees Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Taxi Licensing Fee Payment Form:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Door signs
  • DVLA check
  • Knowledge test resit
  • Plate holders
  • Replacement copy of a licence
  • Replacement driver ID badge/A5 card
  • Replacement plates
  • Replacement private hire vehicle cards
  • Replacement tariff cards

Vehicle Inspection Payments

You may pay for the following fees using the Vehicle Inspection Payment Form

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Vehicle Inspection retest