Private Hire Vehicle Licence New Application

Application Form to make a NEW vehicle application 

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

Download Application Form for NEW vehicle

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

The fee for a vehicle transfer is £129.00

Application paperwork can be scanned and emailed to licensing@thanet.gov.uk. Please indicate what your enquiry is about in the subject line of the email. You can then make payment by bank transfer – the details are as follows:

National Westminster Bank PLC

Sort Code – 60 14 05

Bank Account – 67834000

Payee – Thanet District Council

Your reference – your licence number ie LN/ or your plate number or your full name – your licence will then be emailed to you


From 1st April 2024

New Application – £382.00 – this includes £351.00 fee and £36.00 for plate & bracket

New for wheelchair/hybrid/electric – £351.90 this includes £315.90 fee and £36.00 for plate & bracket


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