Licence fees

  • When applying for hackney carriage, private hire and dual driver licences, payment must be made online, using a credit or debit card, using the links above
  • If paying by cheque or postal order, please ensure these are payable to Lancaster City Council
  • We are unable to accept cash for applications at Lancaster or Morecambe town halls
  • If you have any payment questions, call us on 01524 582033
  • Alternatively, in Morecambe or Lancaster town halls, call us on 2033 using one of the courtesy phones located in reception areas

Taxi and private hire licence fees 2019/20

Type of Licence Fee (£)
Dual Driver’s Licence Renewal (annual) 119
HC Driver’s Licence Renewal (annual) 119
PH Driver’s Licence Renewal (annual) 119
Dual Driver's Licence Renewal (3 yearly) 237
HC Driver's Licence Renewal (3 yearly) 237
PH Driver's Licence Renewal (3 yearly) 237
Dual Driver’s Licence New (annual) 146
HC Driver’s Licence New (annual) 146
PH Driver’s Licence New (annual) 146
Dual Driver’s Licence New (3 yearly) 264
HC Driver’s Licence New (3 yearly) 264
PH Driver’s Licence New (3 yearly) 264
Enhanced CRB Check (Fee set by CRB) 44
Online Driver Licence Check 5.90
Duplicate Driver’s Badge 12
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Test Fee 53
Hackney Carriage Licence (annual) 219
Hackney Carriage Licence (6 monthly) 110
Hackney Carriage Licence (4 monthly) 73
Licence Plate  - Hackney Carriage (each) 6.40
Door Sign -  Hackney Carriage (each) 6.40
Private Hire Vehicle Test Fee 53
Private Hire Vehicle Licence (annual) 150
Private Hire Vehicle licence (6 monthly) 75
Private Hire Vehicle Licence (4 monthly) 50
Licence Plate  - Private Hire (each) 6.40
Door Sign -  Private Hire (each) 6.40
Change of Vehicle 52
Transfer of Ownership 34
Administration Fee 34
Private Hire Operators Licence Annual / 5-year
1 Vehicle 125 / 536
2-10 Vehicles 171 / 664
11-25 Vehicles 225 / 887
26 Vehicles and over 313 / 1275

Miscellaneous licence fees 2019/20

Type of Licence Fee (£)
Boatman's Licence 65
Scrap Metal Dealers Mobile Licence (3 yearly) 233
Scrap Metal Dealer Site Licence (3 yearly) 365
Pleasure Boat Licence 139
Registration in Skin Piercing/Tattooing (Persons) 111
Registration in Skin Piercing/Tattooing (Premises) 161
Registration of dealer in second-hand goods 49
Registration of dealer in second-hand goods - market stalls 49
Sex Shop 175
Sex Shop renewal 175
Sexual Entertainment Venue 313
Street Café Licence 158

Last updated: 12 November 2019