Licences and permits - Taxi - Hackney carriage vehicle licence

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hackney carriage vehicle licence is required for a vehicle which can ply for hire, stand on a rank, be hailed in the street or pre-booked.

All hackney carriage vehicles must be driven by a person who holds a HCV/PHV drivers badge.

We can only issue hackney carriage vehicle licences for vehicles that operate within the district.  All vehicles will be subject to inspection.


Fees effective 1 April 2021

Licence Fee
Grant of new licence £305.50
Renewal of existing licence £265.00
Replacement licence plate £21.00
Replacement bracket £21.00
Change of vehicle only £115.00
Transfer of licensee only £58.50
Change of vehicle and licensee £43.00
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Additional information

The following documents must be submitted with your application:-

  • Current insurance certificate
  • MOT no older than 28 days, completed at a test station within the Cherwell Council area.
  • Receipts for any advisories works completed following your MOT
  • Full V5 Log Book, or green slip and bill of sale if you have just purchased the vehicle.
  • Full service history for vehicles over 10 years old
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Supporting documents
01295 753744. The licensing team is available to the public on the telephone between 9:00am and 4:00pm. To make an appointment with an officer please contact us.