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Taxi and private vehicle hire licence fees

Taxi Licensing in Buckinghamshire - Public Survey

The Council is responsible for licensing the drivers and operators of private hire vehicles (minicabs) and the drivers of hackney carriage vehicles (taxis) within Buckinghamshire, excluding Milton Keynes.

The main purpose of licensing is to ensure that the travelling public is provided with a safe and accessible means of transport.

We are developing a new taxi licensing policy to promote the highest possible standards to secure public safety. This supports our corporate priorities of protecting the vulnerable and improving the environment.

We welcome your views to help shape future policy decisions in this important area. Please take a few minutes to complete the short online survey.

The results of this survey will be used to help us prepare a new Draft Taxi Licensing Policy for the Council. The draft policy will be published later this year, when there will be a further opportunity to comment on it. We will adopt a final Taxi Licensing Policy in early 2021.

Taxi licensing general pricing structures for 2019 to 2020

Vehicles must have a maximum age of five years from date of first registration when first licensed by Buckinghamshire Council.

Vehicle licences (with taxi meter)

Vehicle licence (with taxi meter)
TypeFee per licenceDurationLess 25 per cent
Vehicle aged under 6 years £266 1 year £199.50
Vehicle aged 6 years and over £154 6 months £115.50

Vehicle licences (no taxi meter)

Vehicle licences (no taxi meter)
TypeFee per licenceDuration
Vehicle aged under 6 years (with door stickers) £261 1 year
Vehicle aged under 6 years (without door stickers) £250 1 year
Vehicle aged 6 years and over (with door stickers) £154 6 months
Vehicle aged 6 years and over (without door stickers) £143 6 months

Other vehicle charges

Other vehicle charges
TypeFee per licence
Transfer of licence (without door stickers) £41
Transfer of licence (with door stickers) £67
Temporary licence (for 2 months) £105
Additional charge for executive plate £41
Plate replacement (lost or damaged) £26 (per plate)
Replacement door sticker (per door sticker) £13 (per door sticker)
Change VRN/Number of seats £50

Private hire vehicle operator licence

Private hire vehicle operator licence
TypeFee per 1 year licenceFee per 5 year licence
1 vehicle £124  £494
2 to 5 vehicles £190  £762
6 to 10 vehicles £242 £968
11 to 20 vehicles £299 £1200 
21 to 50 vehicles £484 £1940 
More than 50 vehicles £721 £2150 

 

Private hire vehicle operator licence: additional charges
TypeFee
Operator licence issued in a company name £50
Amendment to operator's licence £60

Driver licences

Driver licences
TypeFee per licenceDuration
Hackney carriages £187 3 years
Private hire £187 3 years
Hackney carriage/private hire £240 3 years
Extension of licence (VISA's) £50 per extended licence  

Knowledge test

Knowledge test
TypeFee per test
Hackney carriages £26
Private hire £26
Hackney carriage/private hire £26
Private hire operator £46

Other fees

Other fees
TypeFee
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check £40
Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check (for private hire operator applications only) £23
Replacement driver ID badge £16
Non-attendance of appointment £15
Replacement of licence and other paperwork £10
Licence plate brackets £20
Licence plate platform £10

Contact information

Contact the licensing team.

  • Telephone: 01494 421 749 or 01494 421 713