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H/C replacement vehicle

On 28th February 2022 a meeting of Full Council approved the following amendment to the emissions section of the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Policy. 

This Council extend the introduction of the emission date from 1st April 2022 to 1st October 2022 and amends the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2019-22 accordingly.

Any vehicles that are coming to end of life (7 years for private hire vehicle and 10 years for hackney carriage vehicle) will come off the road, in line with the end of life age limit, before the 1st October 2022.

The cost of renewal will be £69, details will be sent out to those drivers affected in due course.


A hire management company can only licence a vehicle if the accident vehicle is not roadworthy and has been suspended by the licensing team or the vehicle is off the road due to the accident repair work being carried out (proof from the garage will be required).

The replacement vehicle must be an approved make and model under the current East Staffordshire Borough Council Policy. A replacement vehicle will only be issued on a like for like basis, i.e. the number of seats.  The vehicle must be less than 10 years old and meet current ESBC conditions.

If you have any enquiries before purchasing a vehicle and submitting your application relating to vehicle specification, colour, age or seating arrangements, please contact email taxi.licensing@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk



Application form

Application form for replacement vehicle

Vehicle Inspection

An appointment will be required to inspect the vehicle. Please phone 01283 508506

Attachments required

  • The log book V5C (vehicle registration document). This must be the original document and in your name and current address
  • Original valid insurance certificate.
  • Certificate of Compliance
  • Driving Licence

Processing & timescales

2 working days from receipt


8 weeks


Please contact taxi licensing in the first instance.