Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licence
Please ensure that you read through the requirements of our policies before purchasing a vehicle.
We will not be responsible if you purchase a vehicle which is not compliant with our policy.
- Making an application
Once you have applied online you will need to send us the following original documents:
Registration document (V5 log book)
Valid insurance certificate, which permits you to either to ply for hire or work in a private hire capacity, whichever is applicable to your application.
Please post these documents to:
The Licensing Partnership
PO Box 182
Alternatively you may deliver the documents to our Sevenoaks offices.
You will also need to book a vehicle compliance test. Please call us on 01732 227004 to arrange.
Temporary Vehicle Licence
If a licensed vehicle is replaced temporarily for up to 2 months because of damage to it then the fee will be £99 to test and licence the replacement vehicle and a further £99 to test and re-licence the original vehicle, a total fee of £198 (Sevenoaks District).
New and renewal vehicles
We aim to produce vehicle plates within five working days of receiving your paperwork, including your vehicle test certificate.
We currently provide a fast track service for replacement plates (following a changeover in vehicle) without an additional charge. We intend to introduce a charge in due course.
If we receive your vehicle test certificate by 2pm, we aim to produce your plate by the end of the same day. We will tell you when it is ready to be collected. We do not offer a while you wait service.
If we receive your vehicle test certificate after 2pm, your plate will be ready by 12noon the following working day.
Our Licensing Team is available between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Other staff will take a message outside of these hours (during our usual opening times) and our Licensing Team should respond to you the next working day.
P.O. Box 182
Call: 01732 227004