Taxi Vehicle Licence

Supporting documents

The following supporting documents should be submitted with your application form. During the Covid-19 pandemic we will accept copies of the following documents by email to We may request to see the originals at a future date. The Mechanical Inspection Report must be emailed from the garage:

The Registration document/bill of sale: You will need to produce the original so a photocopy can be taken. The minimum engine size currently allowed for private hire vehicles is 1274cc.

Insurance certificate/cover note: Your original document must be produced so that a photocopy can be taken. The insurance must be for driving a taxi and cover must start, at the latest, from the date and time on which the vehicle is being tested.

Initial Vehicle Mechanical Inspection (Enhanced MOT)

Vehicles are subject to a mechanical inspection to ensure they meet our standards. These tests are to a higher specification than an MOT. Find out where to get your vehicle tested.

The full fee: The current fee for applications is £225 plus £15 for the initial vehicle plate. This can be paid by phone on 01858 828282 (option 4).