Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Fees
|One year private hire or joint driver licence||£70.00||N/A|
|Three year private hire or joint driver licence*||£145.00||*Three year licence only available to new drivers (private hire) and to renewing drivers when existing DBS is due for renewal|
|DBS police check||£40.00||All new applications and renewal applications where applicable|
|Additional driver’s licence (adding a licence before the expiry of current licence)||£30.00||N/A|
|Hackney carriage knowledge test and re-test||£57.00||N/A|
|New vehicle licence (including plate)||£320.00||For one year|
|Renewal vehicle licence (including plate)||£300.00||For one year|
|Transfer of vehicle licence (with or without vehicle plate)||£30.00||N/A|
|Vehicle inspection||£32.00||To be paid to Ashford MOT Centre at time of test.|
|Duplicate compliance||£11.00||Payable to Ashford MOT|
|Type||Fee||Fee from 01 May 2020||Notes|
|Up to 3 vehicles||£134.00||139.00||for five years|
|Up to 10 vehicles||£445.00||460.00||for five years|
|Up to 20 vehicles||£890.00||919.00||for five years|
|Additional fee to change band during term of licence from "up to 3 vehicles" band to "up to 10 vehicles" band||£307.00||318.00||N/A|
|From "up to 10 vehicles" band to "up to 20 vehicles"||£445.00||461.00||N/A|
|Replacement badge or paper licence||£12.00||N/A|
|Returned (bounced) cheques||£17.00||For each cheque|
|Replacement Plate (internal or external)||£20.50||N/A|
- Send a cheque with your application, made payable to Ashford Borough Council.
- Use the self-service machines in reception at The Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford – these accept cash or card.
- Call 01233 331111 and make a card payment via one of our Customer Care team.
For further information please email the Licensing team.