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Hackney and private hire proprietor licence

How to apply

Contact Liverpool Direct to make an appointment. When you attend the appointment you must bring with you:

  • A certificate of insurance for the vehicle, which must include for private hire and reward. The document must be in the name of the person who is licensing the vehicle.
  • A certificate of compliance for the vehicle passed by an approved testing station.
  • A fee of £175 for new private hire licence with plate.
  • A fee of £170 for renewal of private hire or hackney vehicle licence.
  • A registration document and proof of ownership.

Fees for compliance testing and associated services

Please note compliance books and check sheets are only available for authorised compliance stations.

  1. Compliance certificates - £25 (per book).
  2. Compliance check sheets - Free.
  3. Duplicate compliance course certificates for testers and garages - £10.
  4. New certificate for tester or garage due to transfer of tester or relocation of garage - £10 each.
  5. Full vehicle inspection and photographed evidence report to include vehicle defect/stop notice if required - £99.
  6. Liverpool City Council one day compliance course - £195.
  7. Liverpool City Council bi-annual one day compliance refresher course - £195.
  8. E7 half day awareness course - £75.

Guidance notes and documents