Private hire vehicle licence

Make a change to a licence

Accidents 

If you have had an accident in your vehicle you will need to notify us within 72 hours of the incident.

Report an accident

Once you have reported the accident you will need to get the vehicle checked by the garage within 7 days.

If there are insurers involved or the work to repair it will take longer than 7 days then you must return your plates to the Council Depot on Knutton Lane and email the licensing team to notify them of the delay.

Change of operator

If you are changing your private hire operator you will need to ask your new operator to complete and return the change of operator form. This must be done within 7 days of the change over.

Download a new operator form

Replacement plates and licenses

If you wish to request a replacement plate or licence please contact the licensing team to let us know which vehicle and the item that you are missing. You will need to make a payment with our customer services team and the prices are shown below.

Replacement plates and licence fees
Item Price 
Vehicle door signage £5
Plate carrier - front £9
Plate carrier - rear £11
Vehicle plate - front £8
Vehicle plate - rear £10
Internal plate £7
Paper licence £7

Other changes

If you wish to make any other change to an existing licence, for example, a transfer, change of name or address or you wish to take the vehicle off the road.

Fees to make changes to your licence

Change Price 
Transfer of vehicle £41
Change of vehicle registration £47
Change of vehicle colour £47
Change of name or address £41

Please email licensing@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk to make any of these changes.