Before a licence is granted the Council must be satisfied with the mechanical and safety suitability of a vehicle. All vehicles must undergo at least 2 compliance tests per year conducted by the Council under Section 50 of the Act of 1976. These tests are in addition to the annual MOT required under the Road Traffic Act 1988.
See our Guide for Licensing a Vehicle (2020) (PDF, 367KB)for information relating to our application and vehicle testing process.
There is a £61 charge for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice.
To ensure that licensed vehicles are safe for the public to use and suitable for all types of journeys, the Council has adopted minimum vehicle specifications. The approved vehicle lists provide details of those that have already met our licensed vehicle specification. Please refer to the Taxi Licensing Policy & Procedures for full details on licensed vehicle specifications.
Change of Owner
If you are the owner of a licensed vehicle and you sell or transfer the vehicle, you must notify us. If the new owner of the vehicle wants to carry on the licence then a Change of Owner Authorisation Form (2020) (PDF, 281KB) needs to be completed within 14 days of the transfer.
Change of Driver
If you are the owner of a licensed vehicle and you want to notify us of a change of licenced driver then please complete the Change of Driver Notification Form (2020) (PDF, 274KB)
Surrender your Licence
If you are no longer using your vehicle as a Hackney or Private Hire, have sold or transferred the vehicle and the new owner does not want to carry on the licence, then you must surrender your licence and plate to Milton Keynes Taxi Licensing Office with a completed Surrender of Plate & Licence Form (2020) (PDF, 194KB).
Last Updated: 17 June 2021