Licence Fees

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Charges

First Grant (max 3 year licence)£206.00​
First Grant – inc DBS (max 3 year licence£246.00
Renewal (max 3 year licence)£188.00
Renewal – inc DBS (max 3 year licence)£228.00
Replacement Badges£13.00
Grant & Renewals 1 year – Hackney Carriages ++   ##£263.50
Grant & Renewals 1 year – Private Hire ++   ##£244.00
Temporary Transfer (Licence issued for a maximum of 2 months)£95.50
Replacement Vehicle Plate (each)£19.25
Replacement Bracket (each)£19.25
Replacement Door Stickers Private Hire (Pair)£25.50
Replacement internal plate£13.00
​Transfer of Existing Licence​£30.50
Replacement or duplicate paper licence or other document£6.50
Change to Personalised Number Plate£56.50
Grant / Renewal Private Hire Operator (1 year Licence)£294.00
​Grant / Renewal Private Hire Operator (5 years Licence) ​£588.00
Replacement or duplicate paper licence or other document£6.50
Lowerhouse lane depot vehicle testing fees: Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Charges
Vehicle test fee£62.50
Vehicle retest fee£25.00
Vehicle test un-notified cancellation fee£24.00

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire - ++Includes Taximeter Sealing Fee

Owners of Private Hire Vehicles that are not equipped with meters may apply for the meter charge to be discounted from the annual licence fee ## Unless part of a single transaction involving a simultaneous grant in which case £30.50 

Licence fees other than Hackney Carriage and Private Hire charges 

First Grant & Renewal £414.00
Additional Vehicle (per vehicle)£206.00
'Static' First Grant£477.00
Change of vehicle£31.50
Daily fee for Temporary Extension of Existing Consent (Max 5 per year) £70.50
Daily fee for Temporary Consent (Max 5 per year) £106.50​
Hawkers etc Cheshire County Council Act £246.00
House to House Collections Nil
Street Collections Nil
Scrap Metal Dealers £205.00
Sex Shops, Sex Cinemas and Sex Entertainment Venues 1,512.50
Licensing Act 2003 See Councils website
Gambling Act 2005 See Councils website
Hypnotism Nil
Performing Animals Nil

Note - the fee charged for items marked * will be increased by the cost of any fees paid out for specialist reports required before a Licence is granted plus 15%