Hackney Carriage Vehicles

Selling your Hackney Carriage Vehicle

When selling your Hackney Carriage vehicle, the plate and the vehicle must be sold together.

The High Court case, Challenor v Evans 1986 states;

‘The plate belongs to the local authority and cannot be disposed of separately from the vehicle.’

If you decide to sell your vehicle, a change of ownership application must be submitted to the Licensing Department within 7 days of the transfer taking place.  The following documents must be produced:

  • Hackney Carriage Vehicle – Change of Ownership form which must be completed by both parties
  • New Keepers Supplement or Full Log Book
  • Insurance certificate or cover note showing Hackney Carriage/Public Hire use

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