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Hackney Carriage vehicles

A Hackney Carriage vehicle must:

This tariff is set at full Council on behalf of the taxi trade

  • Have an illuminated roof sign which follows current policy. This means the general public will recognise the vehicle as a taxi
  • Use the meter for all journeys in the district
  • Not charge more than the maximum fare

How to apply

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

  • Your completed word icon application form [97kb]
  • Insurance Certificate / Cover Note / Fleet Cover Certificate
  • V5 Document / New Keeper Slip / Bill of Sale
  • Meter Calibration Certificate
  • 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. 

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.


  • Hackney Carriage Vehicle New Application - £150.00
  • 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 roof signage on
  • 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. We will arrange for you to collect them at a shop or hub.