Taxi Licence Fees

Driving Licence Fees
Type Fee
One year private hire or joint driver licence £74.00 N/A
Three year private hire or joint driver licence* £153.00 *Three year licence only available to new drivers (private hire) and to renewing drivers when existing DBS is due for renewal  
Enhanced DBS police check £38.00 All new applications and renewal applications where applicable 
Additional driver’s licence (adding a licence before the expiry of current licence)  £32.00 N/A
Hackney carriage knowledge test and re-test  £61.00 N/A


Vehicle Licence Fees
Type Fee Notes
New vehicle licence (including plate) £346.00 For one year
Renewal vehicle licence (including plate)  £305.00 For one year
Transfer of vehicle licence (with or without vehicle plate)  £38.00 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 Centre.


Private Hire Operator's Licence (New or Renewal) Fees
Type Fee Notes
Up to 3 vehicles £147.00 for five years 
Up to 10 vehicles £483.00 for five years 
Up to 20 vehicles  £960.00 for five years 
Additional fee to change band during term of licence from "up to 3 vehicles" band to "up to 10 vehicles" band  £334.00 N/A
From "up to 10 vehicles" band to "up to 20 vehicles"  £483.00 N/A


Miscellaneous Taxi Licence Fees
Type Fee Notes
Replacement badge or paper licence £13.00 N/A
Returned (bounced) cheques £18.00 For each cheque 
Replacement Plate (internal or external) £22.00 N/A


Payment methods

  • Send a cheque with your application, made payable to Ashford Borough Council.
  • Call 01233 331111 and make a card payment via one of our Customer Care team.
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