Apply for a taxi or private hire licence

Pages in Apply for a taxi or private hire licence

  1. 1. You are here: Who can apply for a licence?
  2. 2. Private Hire Driver New Applications
  3. 3. Private Hire Driver Renewal Applications
  1. 4. Hackney Carriage Driver New Applications
  2. 5. Hackney Carriage Driver Renewal Applications

1. Who can apply for a licence?

To apply for a private hire driver’s licence you must:

  • Be 21 years old
  • Hold a UK or equivalent driving licence for at least 12 months
  • Have access to a valid email address

The Council will undertake checks to ensure you are a fit and proper person to be licensed as a private hire driver.

Please see the links above to see the full application process and apply your relevant licence.

Before applying for a licence you should read the following documents which explain the Council's policy for licensing drivers:

Licensed drivers must meet a high medical standard which is the same as the current DVLA Group 2 medical standard for vocational drivers: