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 licence fees page
Application forms and guidance
Use the form below to submit a query regarding a Hackney Carriage Vehicle licence.
Use the form below to submit a Replacement Vehicle application
Use the form below to submit a Vehicle Grant application
Use the form below for Additional Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence