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Private Hire vehicles

Private Hire vehicles:

  • Can only be booked in advance through their licensed Private Hire Operator
  • Cannot call themselves 'taxis' or 'cabs'
  • Cannot ply for hire or wait on Taxi ranks
  • Do not have a roof sign
  • Do not have a meter fitted. The hirer and operator must agree a price before pick-up.

They must follow these rules at all times.


To apply, bring all of the below to a Fenland @ Your Service shop/hub:

  • Your completed word icon application form [97kb]
  • Insurance Certificate / Cover Note / Fleet Cover Certificate
  • V5 Document / New Keeper Slip / Bill of Sale
  • Fees (see below)

We cannot accept incomplete applications. Please bring all documents and fees at the same time.

Documents must be originals or certified copies. We will photocopy them and return them to you.

We will check your vehicles' MOT details online.  This means you don't need to provide a paper copy.

You will then need to arrange to have your vehicle inspected. Please wait at least 2 working days to do this.

The inspection will take place at our Melbourne Avenue Depot.  Your MOT Certificate must be dated less than one month old at inspection.


  • Private Hire Vehicle New Application - £132.00
  • New Vehicle Plate and Bracket - £46.00
  • Vehicle Inspection Test - £62.00

Vehicle inspection test

You need to call our Depot on 01354 602120 to arrange a test. When you bring your vehicle to the test, please ensure:

  • It has appropriate door signage
  • Fitted wheel covers are removed. We need to check the wheels and number of wheel nuts

You must give at least 48 hours' notice if you cannot attend your appointment. If you don't, you'll need to pay a £38.40 cancellation fee.

Your vehicle needs retesting if it fails its inspection. The re-test fee is £38.40.

Getting your licence

You'll get your paper licence and vehicle plate after your vehicle passes its inspection. These can be collected at a shop/hub.