Apply for a taxi or private hire licence

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: