Fees for applications and sundries

Fees from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022

Officers recommended to the Governance and Resource Committee on 14th January 2021, that there should be no increase to Taxi/Private Hire licence application fees for one year. This freeze will also recognize the loss of income that many taxi/phv drivers have suffered due to the Covid pandemic.

The Council’s Governance and Resource Committee resolved that the taxi licence fees will be frozen until 1st April 2022, when they will be reviewed again. 

A complete list of the current fees for licence applications, inspections and sundries relating to taxi and private hire licensing can be viewed Taxi Licence Fees 2021 - 2022 [PDF 267 KB]

It should be noted that these are the fees that the taxi trade pay to apply for or renew their licences - they are not the fees that a driver charges a customer. 

The charge that drivers make to their customers (to help them recover the cost of their business) are set separately and are known as taxi fares.

Council Officers are reviewing the current maximum fares that the taxi drivers are allowed to charge.  These fares have not been reviewed since 2011.  Officers will be working with the trade to introduce a revised table of maximum fares that can be advertised for consultation with all stakeholders including the general public.

Eileen Tierney
Licensing Manager
21 February 2021.


The fees charged for taxi and private hire licence applications, vehicle testing and sundries have been subject to the usual annual review.  It was necessary to propose an increase of 5% in most cases, in order to reduce the current service subsidy.