Hackney Carriage and private hire licensing fees

The council sets fees to cover the cost of its taxi-licensing regime.

We aim to set fees to cover our costs and in doing so are mindful of the impact any increase has on the trade. Fees are reviewed every year and changes in processes are taken into account.

PDF icon Fees - April 2024

Any change of vehicle during the licensing period will be charged at the appropriate vehicle licence rate.

Please note - Credit will not be given for any unexpired period of vehicle or drivers licences if the licence is surrendered

We would remind hackney carriage drivers the fee for licensing a hackney carriage vehicle includes approximately £108 for the rental of taxi ranks at Egham, Chertsey and Addlestone from South Western Railways. The taxi rental cost is responsible for the difference between hackney carriage and private hire vehicle fees.

We are one of very few councils to have this arrangement with a railway operator and this is much to drivers' benefit, without such an arrangement South Western Railways would charge individual drivers a yearly fee for the rent of a rank space, this would be in the order of £600 - £1,000 for each driver per year.

Get in touch about licensing

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.