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 Taxi Vehicle License application pack.


  • Hackney Carriage Vehicle New licences and Renewals: £453.60
  • Hackney Carriage (ULEV Emission Vehicle) - £340.20
  • Private Hire Vehicle New licences and Renewals: £297
  • Private Hire Vehicle (Zero Emission (Electric Vehicle) - £183
  • Private Hire Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) (WAV) - £108
  • Private Hire Vehicle (Zero Emissions (Electric Vehicle) Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) (WAV) - £67

Other charges relating to vehicle licence applications

  • Change of Vehicle Fee - £113
  • Transfer of Ownership Fee - £113
  • Replacement Temporary Vehicle Fee - £84
  • Exemption Notice Fee (Private Hire Vehicle) - £56
  • Internal Vehicle Plate (Replacement) Fee - £17
  • External Vehicle Plate (Replacement) Fee - £28
  • Exemption Internal Plate (Replacement) Fee - £28
  • Duplicate Paper Licence (Replacement) Fee - £6
  • Approved Fare Chart HCV (Replacement) Fee - £4
  • Unpaid Cheque Charge - £34

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