Apply for a taxi licence

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1. Who can apply for a licence?

To apply for a private hire driver’s licence you must be at least 21 years old and must have held a UK or equivalent driving licence for at least 12 months and have access to a valid email address. Once you have applied for a licence, the Council will undertake checks to ensure you are a fit and proper person to be licensed as a private hire driver.

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;

Applicants will need to pass a knowledge test to show they have the necessary skills in order to work as a licensed driver. Further information and guidance on this can be found on our Knowledge Test page.