Hackney carriage vehicle are licences for 1 year and need to be renewed annually.

How to apply

You will need to meet the conditions of the council's  hackney carriage vehicle and driver licensing policy, complete a  hackney carriage vehicle licence application form  and send it to the licensing office together with:

  • registration document or lease agreement for each vehicle
  • vehicle inspection report for each vehicle
  • insurance certificate or cover note  (to be a minimum of £1,000,000) in accordance with Part VI of the Road Traffic Act 1988
  • MOT certificate if applicable (vehicles may be tested up to six weeks prior to application)
  • licence fee for each vehicle  - please make cheques payable to East Devon District Council, credit of debit card payments can be made by telephone - note credit card payments incur a 1.5% additional charge

Both the vehicle registration document and the insurance policy holder must be in the applicant's name.


You will need to pay a fee for your hackney carriage vehicle licence.  Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.