Apply for a Hackney Carriage, Private Hire or Special Event vehicle licence
We are responsible for licensing hire vehicles (holding a maximum of 8 passengers) operating in Fenland.
There are three different types of vehicle licenses. You should apply for the licence that best fits the needs of your business.
- Apply to licence a Hackney Carriage vehicle
- Apply to licence a Private Hire vehicle
- Apply to licence a Special Event vehicle
If you are looking to renew your current licensed vehicle please ensure you have the following documents saved and ready to upload during the online process:
- Insurance Document
- V5 document (Only required if details have changed since previous renewal)
How to Apply
When you are ready to apply, please click on the relevant link below to submit your renewal application and pay the fee.
The fee for your renewal application will also include the FDC Compliance inspection.
Once you have clicked on the link it will ask you for a reference number which is stated on your renewal application.
Following validation of your application and satisfactory results of any checks, we will produce your new vehicle plate and send this along with the issue letter to your home address. A copy of your paper licence will be emailed to you. All expired plates must be returned to us as soon as possible.
Vehicle licence changes
Once you have your vehicle licence, you may want to apply for changes. If so, please complete the relevant form below and email to Licensing@fenland.gov.uk
If you need to make a payment, you can do this on our payment portal
We are required by law to share data with Defra to support the operation of charging in clean air zones or other air quality plans put in place by the Local Authority. Defra may, under contracts or similar agreements, use third party organisations to process this personal data. These organisations, if used, will not be able to use this data for any other purpose and will be required to meet the requirements of data protection legislation and government security standards.
From 4 April 2022, there will be a small addition to the checks licensing bodies already have in place. You'll need to complete a tax check with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when you renew your licence in relation to:
- Licensed Driver for both Hackney Carriage & Private Hire
- Private Hire Operator
- Licensed Vehicles for both Hackney Carriage & Private Hire
- Deal in scrap metal
Changes will only apply in England and Wales. View more information about Tax Check changes.