Licensing - Taxi driver's licence

Record details

A licence is required before any person can drive a licensed hackney carriage (taxi) or private hire vehicle (minicab).

For more information call 01327 322278 or email

Before a licence is granted the applicant must satisfy us that  they

  • are over 21 years of age
  • have held a full driver's licence for at least twelve months. This must be a UK licence in order to take the DSA test.
  • are medically fit
  • have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. (Note: This is the new name for a Criminal Record check)
  • have passed a Private Hire Drivers driving test
  • have attended an internal Safeguarding course and passes an English Test

You must have an enhanced DBS check done with the Disclosure and Barring Service each time you renew your licence unless you register with the Update Service.

Recommended driving test providers are

£90.00 for one year
£200 for three years
Renewals are charged at the same rate.
Apply / renew