Hackney carriage vehicle licence

A hackney carriage must -

  • hold either an M1 European Whole Vehicle Type Approval Certificate
  • or an M1 National Level Low Volume Type Approval Certificate
  • be in a manufacturers' single standard factory colour
  • be fitted with a calendar controlled meter 
  • be no more than eight years old

Once licensed, a vehicle can be renewed until it is no more than 14 years old.

Taxi licence fees

Application forms and guidance