If you replace your taxi or private hire vehicle, for example due to accidental damage or major repairs, you need to tell us.

A replacement taxi or private hire vehicle must meet the pre-licensing criteria, and must also:

  • be less than six years old
  • be black in colour (taxi)
  • be wheelchair accessible, if the original vehicle requires to be (taxis numbered 77 onwards)
  • meet Euro 6 emission standards

Notify us

Sign in or register

To notify us about a replacement hackney carriage or private hire vehicle, you must:

  • sign in or register for an account
  • complete the application
  • upload your supporting documents
  • agree to the declaration
  • pay the application fee of £95

Supporting documents

When replacing a vehicle, the supporting documents you will need are:

What happens next

Once we receive your application, we will:

  • acknowledge it within three days
  • check that your application and supporting documents are correct
  • notify you of our decision

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