You need to licence your vehicle to use it as a hackney carriage taxi in Sheffield.

You will need an account with our taxi licensing portal BigChange to apply for a new licence.

This licence is for a vehicle only. You'll need a separate licence to drive a hackney carriage.

What you need to apply for a hackney carriage vehicle licence

You can apply online for a hackney carriage vehicle licence. The licence fee is £218. To be eligible for a licence your vehicle:

  • needs to comply with our hackney carriage vehicle specification
  • needs to pass a compliance test at our testing station on Shirland Lane. This will be arranged once you have applied

You can apply or for a new licence through our taxi licensing portal BigChange.

How to renew a hackney carriage vehicle licence

We will tell you when your licence needs to be renewed. You can renew your private hire vehicle licence using BigChange. The licence renewal fee is £163.

To apply for a renewal you will need a:

  • valid insurance certificate
  • compliance certificate 

You can apply or for a new licence through our taxi licensing portal BigChange.

Contact the Licensing Team

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0114 273 4264 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Block C Staniforth Road Depot Sheffield S9 3HD