Before making any application, please ensure you have passed both the Knowledge test and the two required DSA tests.
All applicants must pass the Private Hire Test Assessment. You must also pass the Wheelchair Test Assessment if you plan to drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Once you have passed these tests you can then arrange to have your medical check [189kb] done by your doctor.
When you have your completed medical and your pass certificates, please call the licensing team on 01483 444371 to make an appointment to apply for your licence.
At the appointed time, you must bring the following:
At the appointment, we will complete a CRB Disclosure Application, for which you need (as many of these as possible - those in bold are essential):
Please note: If you have lived outside the UK in the past five (5) years, you will need a letter of good conduct from the embassy or consulate of that country. This must be from the embassy or consulate that is based in the United Kingdom.
If you do not bring all of these documents, you will not be allowed to make an application.
Use our Private hire vehicle application form [136kb] to apply for a licence or make changes to your existing licence.
Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) must be booked via a licensed private hire operator.
Licences for private hire will only be granted to vehicles that meet the eligibility criteria [84kb].
Evidence required at application
|Taxi: Vehicle Application or Renewal Fee (including 2 Vehicle Tests and Licence Plate)|
|Taxi: Vehicle Change|
|Taxi: Vehicle Change with Test||£151.00|
|Hackney or Private Hire Plates||£19.00|
|Private Hire: Application or Renewal Fee (including 2 Vehicle Tests and Licence Plate)|
|Private Hire: Vehicle Change||£100.50|
|Private Hire: Vehicle Change with Test|
|Vehicle Test Fee||£57.00|
|Taxi and Private Hire: Any Amendment to Licence||£10.00|
|Taxi and Private Hire: Transfer of Interest||£57.00|
|Taxi and Private Hire Application or Renewal Fee|
|Taxi Knowledge Test|
|Private Hire Knowledge Test||£43.00|
|CRB Check Fees (Statutory)|
|Taxi and Private Hire: Any Amendment to Licence|
|Taxi and Private Hire: Replacement Badge||£10.50|
|Convert from Private Hire Driver to Taxi Driver||£75.50|