Apply for or renew a Hackney Carriage driver's licence

Renew a Hackney Carriage driver's licence

You need to renew your licence at least 15 working days before your current licence expires.

You will need:

  • completed Icon for pdf renewal form to be a Hackney Carriage driver [236.17KB]
  • two passport-sized photographs, taken within the last three months
  • the correct fee payable by credit or debit card
  • full DVLA driver's licence
  • completed DVLA mandate form; this will be produced and sent to you once you submit your application
  • enhanced Icon for pdf DBS Certificate [165.64KB] issued less than three months before the date of application
  • proof of right to live and work in the UK
  • drivers licensed before 9 December 2015 must complete the BTEC qualification certificate in the role of the professional taxi and private hire driver before 1 January 2019. After this date, your licence will not be renewed unless you have completed the qualification . This qualification should be less than three years old when first submitted to the council