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Taxi Licence Fees

Driving Licence Fees

Type Fee Notes
One year private hire or joint driver licence £97.00  
Three year private hire or joint driver licence* £200.00 *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)  £39.00  
Hackney carriage knowledge test and re-test  £74.00  

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)  £48.00  
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 £210.00 for five years 
Up to 10 vehicles £620.00 for five years 
Up to 20 vehicles  £1,170.00 for five years 
Additional fee to change band during term of licence from "up to 3 vehicles" band to "up to 10 vehicles" band  £436.00  
From "up to 10 vehicles" band to "up to 20 vehicles"  £588.00  


Miscellaneous Taxi Licence Fees

Type Fee Notes
Replacement badge or paper licence £15.00  
Returned (bounced) cheques £23.00 For each cheque 
Replacement Plate (internal or external) £26.00  


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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