Vehicle licence fees and charges

We issue two types of vehicle licences

  • Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence
  • Private Hire Vehicle Licence.

The vehicle licence is issued for a maximum period of one year.  The Council has a limited number of 107 Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed in the City.

All licensed vehicles that operate within Oxford City Council must be licensed under the terms of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

Full details of the current criteria, conditions, and regulations relating to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, and the procedures and fees for applying for a new licence or to renew, or to change an existing vehicle licence are contained within the Vehicle Application Terms and Conditions.

If you don’t have an Oxford City Council vehicle licence, apply for a new vehicle licence.

If you need to renew your Oxford City Council vehicle licence, apply for a vehcile licence renewal.


  • New Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence - £400.00*
  • Renewal of Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence - £400.00*
  • New Privae Hire Vehicle Licence - £262.00*
  • Renewal of Privae Hire Vehicle Licence - £262.00*

* £100 licence fee discount per vehicle apply for the following qualifying vehicles:

Alternative Fuel Type Vehicles (Tax Code TC59 definition), OR petrol vehicles (TC48 definition) OR diesel vehicles (TC49 definition AND meeting the RDE2 standard), that also produce CO2 emission figures of 110g/km or less as displayed in the DVLA V5 Vehicle Registration Certificate

  • Change of Vehicle Fee - £100.00
  • Transfer of Ownership Fee - £100.00
  • Replacement Temporary Vehicle Fee - £75.00
  • Exemption Notice Fee (Private Hire Vehicle) - £50.00