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Hackney carriage/private hire fees: Ashford Borough Council

Hackney carriage/private hire fees

Drivers licences

1 year private hire or joint driver licence £50.00  
3 year private hire or joint driver licence* £100.00 *3 year licence only available to new drivers (private hire) and to renewing drivers when existing CRB due for renewal
CRB 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

New vehicle licence (including plate) £308.00 for 1 year
Renewal vehicle licence (including plate) £288.00 for 1 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

Up to 3 vehicles £126.00 for 5 years
Up to 10 vehicles £424.00 for 5 years
Up to 20 vehicles £848.00 for 5 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

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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