A hackney carriage vehicle licence runs for one year. You will need to apply to renew your licence before it expires.  The licensing service will try to remind licence holders when their licence is due to expire, however it is the responsibility of each driver to re-apply for their licence before it expires.

How to apply

You will need to complete a hackney carriage vehicle licence renewal form and send it to the licensing office together with:

  • registration document or lease agreement for each vehicle
  • vehicle inspection report for each vehicle
  • MOT certificate if applicable (vehicles may be tested up to six weeks prior to application)
  • current insurance certificate or cover note for each vehicle (to be a minimum of £1,000,000) in accordance with Part VI of the Road Traffic Act 1988
  • renewal fee for each vehicle - please make cheques payable to East Devon District Council, credit or 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.