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Taxi fees

The fees and charges with effect from 1 April 2012.

Vehicle Licence fees for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire

  • Vehicles less than three years old - £80
  • Vehicles three to five years old - £130
  • Vehicles more than five years old - £140

Vehicle Inspection Fees

  • Annual inspection - £72.85
  • Annual inspection re-test (within 10 working days) - £36.42
  • Annual inspection re-test (after 10 working days) - £72.85
  • Interim inspection - £36.42
  • Interim inspection re-test - £18.21

These are paid directly to a Medway Council-approved garage.

If a driver does not attend a vehicle inspection the test fee may be forfeited at the discretion of the garage.

Drivers Licence (Valid for three years)

  • Application Fee- £25.00
  • Licence Fee - £160

Operator Licence (valid for three years)

  • Operator Licence A (one to six vehicles) - £270
  • Operator Licence B (seven to 12 vehicles) - £600
  • Operator Licence C (more than 12 vehicles) - £945

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 

  • Fee  for Enhanced Check- £44 

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

  • Fee - £5

Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to DVLA.

Knowledge Test

  • Fee - £65

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

  • Fee - £25

Replacement Plate

  • Fee - £25

 

All payments (unless otherwise stated) must be made by card by telephoning our Customer Contact Team  on 01634 337108.

 

For more information contact Licensing Unit by telephone: 01634 337108 or by email: licensing@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Licensing Unit, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR