Taxi and private hire vehicle, driver and operator licensing

We grant licences for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators.

To ensure public safety and comfort we must ensure that licence holders meet and maintain required standards and comply with legislation, local byelaws and licence conditions.

How do I apply?

New applicants and renewals where Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks) are required will be by appointment only.

It is your responsibility to book your appointment in plenty of time before the expiry of your licence, otherwise you might not be able to drive until your application has been processed.