Private Hire Vehicle Licence Transfer Application

Application Form to TRANSFER a Plate to a different vehicle

Please see the revised  Vehicle Guidelines

Applications must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  • provision of suitable vehicle insurance
  • certificate of compliance – list of approved garages
  • proof of ownership
  • visual examination & meter test

Download Application Form for TRANSFER

Vehicle transfer procedure

Please contact the licensing department licensing@thanet.gov.uk to book a visual inspection with us.  Visuals only take place on a Tuesday or Thursday morning.

Once your vehicle has passed the visual inspection we will issue you compliance paperwork to take to the garage.

You need to supply the following to us once your vehicle has had its visual –

A completed application form (this must be filled in by the licence holder)

Vehicle registration document or new keepers slip

Certificate of compliance and checklist

Valid up to date insurance which must show for hire and reward


As of 1st April

The fee for a vehicle transfer (including Hybrid etc)  is £129.00


Payment can be made via BACs using the details below

BACS Details

National Westminster Bank PLC

Sort code – 60-14-05

Bank account – 67834000

Payee – Thanet District Council

Reference – NAME/PLATE NO


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