These tables concentrate on operator licence fees. England and Wales have a different system of criteria for their licensing system than Scotland therefor the table data will differ.
**How does your council compare?**

**EXPLANATORY NOTES**

Each district council in England and Wales uses different criteria for setting fees for a private hire operator licence. They also charge for licences over varying numbers of years.

1. Most councils charge for either one, three or five years for their licence and we have listed prices for five years as this is now the legislated period under the Deregulation Act 2015. Where there is an asterisk, alternative pricing is optional for
one or three years (see the respective council for a complete list).

2. Councils either charge a fixed fee irrespective of the number of vehicles on an operator’s circuit, or a variable price dependent on size or, in some cases, an initial application fee (Orig.) and then an annual renewal fee (Renew.).

**KEY TO SYMBOLS IN TABLE**

(A) - Price charged for application fee on varying no. of vehicles

(R) - Price charged for renewal fee on varying no. of vehicles

(-) - Not applicable

(C) - Prices in excess of shown can be obtained from local council

(*) - Options available for licence periods. See council for full list

(†) - As per original and renewable price

**UNITARY AUTHORITIES**

There are a number of unitary authorities which govern the fees for various licensing authorities.
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Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

18 | 5 | £551 | - | - |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

(1-2) £692, (3-5) £1,649, (6-10) £3,181, (11(1)5) £5,096, (16+) £7,777 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

9 | 5* | £435 | - | £415 |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

(1-2) £350, (3-10) £435, (11-50) £650, (51+) £1,010 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

13 | 5 | £510 | - | - |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

(1-5) t, (6+) £612/£518 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

16 | 5 | - | - | - |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

Sliding scale for renewals and original licence from £1,350-£2,500 dependent on size |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

58 | 5 | - | - | - |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

(1) £428, (2-5) £744, (6-10) £1,017, (11(1)5) £1,570, (16-20) £2,116, (21-30) £3,222 (31+ C) |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

34 | 5* | £395 | - | £289 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

4 | 5* | 1,350 | - | 1,230 |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

+ £30 per vehicle |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

25 | 5* | - | - | - |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

62 | 5 | £448 | - | - |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

49 | 5 | £300 | - | - |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

+ £54 per vehicle |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

59 | 5* | £315 | - | - |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Licence Fee* |
||

15 | 3 | £337 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

16 | 5 | £222 | - | - |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

55 | 1 | £189 | - | - |

VARIABLE PRICE DEPENDENT ON VEHICLE NUMBERS
( ) refers to number of vehicles | ||

(1-3) £600, (4(1)1) £1,000, (12-29) £1,750, (30+) £2,650 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

75 | 1 | - | £118 | £118 |

Licence Cost | ||||

Operator Numbers |
Years |
Fixed |
Orig. |
Renew. |

28 | 5 |