Licensing directory - Taxi - Hackney carriage/private hire driver licence

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We must be satisfied that all applicants are "fit and proper persons". This is achieved through an application process, which includes a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. To apply for a licence we need the following:

  • The application completed in full*
  • Group 2 Medical form completed by a doctor with access to your patient records*
  • Payment for the application*
  • All original supporting documents (including 2 passport photographs)*
  • A completed Disclosure Barring Service application*
  • Council approved safeguarding training has to be been undertaken*
  • A Council approved Spoken English qualification
  • A Council approved driving qualification
  • A Topographical Knowledge Test has been passed

* Also need to be carried out on renewal.


New Grant -

  • English Test - £40.00
  • Safeguarding Training - £30.00
  • DBS if not already registered for the online update service £50.00
  • 3 Year Licence - £200.00 includes:
    • two attempts at the knowledge test (all subsequent attempts £40.00 each)


  • 3 Year Licence - £200.00
  • plus £5.00 to check your DVLA licence
  • plus £45.00 DBS if not registered for the online update service
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