Apply for a new hackney carriage vehicle licence

You can use this form to apply for a new hackney carriage vehicle licence in Stockport.

Before you start

You'll need the:

  • vehicle V5 log book
  • utility bill or bank statement, issued within the last 3 months, showing your current name and address
  • evidence of insurance category
  • where the vehicle has been modified you must provide evidence of individual vehicle approval from the DVLA or evidence that this is not needed

If you don't have the vehicle V5 log book, you'll also need:

  • a receipt on headed paper, or a hand written receipt clearly showing the stamp of the garage the vehicle was bought from
  • a bill of sale, if bought privately, from the old owner of the vehicle showing the name, address, phone number and signature of both the old and new owners
  • new keepers supplement from the V5 green slip

These documents must be uploaded with your application. If you do not submit all the required documents, there may be a delay in your application.

If you're not able to upload the documents, visit any Stockport library or local advice centre. You can also visit Fred Perry reception in the Town Hall complex where you'll find help and computers available for use.

You can pay for your licence with any of the following credit/debit cards:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Solo
  • Visa Delta
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The council primarily use your data for processing your application. This may be shared with local authorities, the DWP, and other government departments in accordance with our organisational privacy notice. We never sell your data to third parties or use it to market to you without your consent.