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.

Access our taxi license fees page

If your licence is due to expire on or before 30 June 2020 you can apply for a free four month licence in response to the current Covid-19 virus emergency.  Further information can be found here.

Application forms and guidance