Licences and permits - Taxi - Private hire vehicle licence

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A private hire vehicle licence is required for a vehicle that wished to be pre-booked,

All private hire vehicles must be driven by a person who holds a HCV/PHV drivers licence.

We can only issue a private hire vehicle licence for vehicles that operate within the district. All vehicles will be subject to inspections


Fees effective 1 April 2021

Licence  Fee
Grant of new licence £277.00
Renewal of existing licence £256.00
Internal Plate replacement £10.50
Plate or bracket replacement £21.00
Paper licence replacement £11.00
Change of vehicle only £104.50
Transfer of licensee only £57.50
Change of vehicle and licensee £130.00
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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.