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Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Fees

Driving licences

Type Fee Notes
One year private hire or joint driver licence £50.00   
Three year private hire or joint driver licence* £100.00  *Three year licence only available to new drivers (private hire) and to renewing drivers when existing DBS is due for renewal  
DBS police check £44.00  All new applications and renewal applications where applicable 
Additional driver’s licence (adding a licence before the expiry of current licence)  £20.00  
Hackney carriage knowledge test and re-test  £50.00   


Vehicle licences

Type Fee Notes
New vehicle licence (including plate) £308.00 For one year
Renewal vehicle licence (including plate)  £288.00  For one year
Transfer of vehicle licence (with or without vehicle plate)  £20.00   
Vehicle inspection £28.00  To be paid to Ashford MOT Centre at time of test. 
Duplicate compliance £11.00  Payable to Ashford MOT 


Private hire operators licence - new or renewal

Type Fee Notes
Up to 3 vehicles £126.00  for five years 
Up to 10 vehicles £424.00  for five years 
Up to 20 vehicles  £848.00  for five years 
Additional fee to change band during term of licence from "up to 3 vehicles" band to "up to 10 vehicles" band  £293.00   
From "up to 10 vehicles" band to "up to 20 vehicles"  £424.00   


Miscellaneous fees

Type Fee Notes
Replacement badge or paper licence £11.00   
Returned (bounced) cheques £16.00  For each cheque 
Replacement Plate (internal or external) £25.00  


For further information email licensing@ashford.gov.uk

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