We issue two types of driver licences:

  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence (Dual)
  • Private Hire Driver Licence.

All driver licences are issued for a standard length of three years (maximum duration). Any shorter duration must be requested by an applicant and shall only be issued when the Licensing Authority considers it is appropriate due to the specific circumstances.

All licensed drivers that operate within Oxford City 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 /or Private Hire Drivers, and the procedures and fees for applying for a new licence or to renew licence are contained within the Taxi Driver License application pack.


  • New Hackney Carriage Driver Licence  - £433.10
  • Renewal of Hackney Carriage Driver Licence - £433.10
  • New Private Hire Driver Licence - £397.30
  • Renewal of Private Hire Driver Licence - £397.30

Additional charges payable directly to the provider

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check fee -  payable to Taxi Plus - £59
  • Safeguarding and Disability Awareness Course - Oxfordshire County Council (provider) Fee - £55
  • Medical Examination Fee – payable to your GP surgery (check with GP)
  • Driver Assessment for Taxi & Private Hire Vehicles (Practical) – Oxford Direct Services (provider) Fee - £69

Other additional charges

  • DVLA Disclosure - £7
  • Trust ID – RTW ID Online Check Fee - £4.50
  • Knowledge and Safeguarding Test / Retest (New Applicant) - £84
  • Replacement Badge - £12
  • Duplicate Paper Licence - £6
  • Returned Cheque Fee - £34
  • TaxiPlus DBS Online Update Checks - £7.20

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