Coronavirus/Covid-19 private hire and hackney carriage licensing

Please be aware that the licensing authority has temporarily amended the processes for the licensing of private hire and hackney carriage driver licences. If your driver or operator licence is due to expire and you haven't received a letter of instruction, please contact our licensing admin section by emailing taxiadmin@wrexham.gov.uk.

The licensing of vehicles, new or renewal, and MOT is currently operational.

Guidance

Apply for a licence

You will need to download and complete the relevant form, then post to one of the following addresses:

Private hire driver, private hire operator and private hire vehicle applications

Transport Depot
Abbey Road
Wrexham Industrial Estate
Wrexham
LL13 9PW

All other applications

Public Protection Services
16 Lord Street
Wrexham
LL11 1LG

Application forms

Policy statement: disclosure information

Criminal Record checks are required for private hire and hackney drivers, private hire operators and motor salvage operators.

Our policy statement explains how disclosure information is handled, used, stored and disposed of.

Licence application fees

Vehicle and driver licences

Type Fee
Vehicular access permit £160
Private hire vehicle - new £244
Private hire vehicle - renewal £199
Private hire vehicle - transfer of ownership £36
Private hire driver - new £290 for 3 years (£40 DBS deposit £250 balance)
Private hire driver - renewal £255 for 3 years (£40 DBS deposit £215 balance)
Hackney carriage vehicle - new £190.50
Hackney carriage vehicle - renewal £174.50
Hackney carriage vehicle - transfer of ownership £36
Hackney carriage driver - new £285 for 3 years (£40 DBS deposit £245 balance)
Hackney carriage driver - renewal £250 for 3 years (£40 DBS deposit £210 balance)
Private hire / hackney carriage retest fee £45
Missed appointment £23

Replacements

Type Fee
Vehicle plate £6.50
Drivers badge £4
Drivers ID card £5
Window sign £6.50
Bracket £9.50

Private Operators Licences

Type Fee
1-9 vehicles - new £500 for 5 years
10 plus vehicles - new £1430 for 5 years
1-9 vehicles - renewal £462 for 5 years
10 plus vehicles - renewal £1400 for 5 years

Contact us

Email: taxiadmin@wrexham.gov.uk