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Transferring a vehicle licence

Transferring a vehicle licence

We encourage you to apply online rather than attending the Citizen Service Point (CSP).

Email your application and scans / photographs of the supporting documents to licensing@bristol.gov.uk.

A member of the Licensing Team will then contact you via telephone to make payment.

We still need to see the original Medical and DBS certificate. This may change dependent on any future government advice.

If you do need to come in to the CSP we’re only open from 10am to 12pm, we will not see anyone outside of these times.

If you sell or transfer your vehicle you need to let us know in writing within 14 days.  We’ll need to know the name and address of the new owner.

Sale or transfer to new owner form (pdf, 255 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 239KB) (opens new window)

New owners

If you’re the new owner of a taxi vehicle, you can apply by post or bring your application to a Citizen Service Point.

You'll need to bring or send:

If you post us your application, you need to send us a cheque payable to Bristol City Council. If you bring your application to a Citizen Service Point, you can pay there.

If you want someone else to discuss your application or licence with us on your behalf, you’ll need to give us written permission.

How much it costs

It costs £43.50 to transfer ownership of a taxi vehicle.