Application to Renew a Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Driver Licence

Before completing this form, please select from Licensing Fund drop down menu, as appropriate, either a New Private Hire Driver Licence or a New Hackney Carriage Driver Licence.  The fee for a 3 year driver licence is £214.00, only in exceptional circumstances may a one year licence be granted such as when a Visa expires. You will be sent a payment receipt reference, you need this reference to enter on the web form. 

The Licensing Officer does not require the return of your old badge, please destroy this.  Once your application has been determined, your new Driver's Licence will be sent to you via Special Delivery.

Please note: If you require an additional Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Badge - you need to make a separate payment for that licence of £23.60 and note the reference to enter on the web form.

  • Before you start...
    If you require a new DBS then submit your application online at https://www.personnelchecks.co.uk/taxis/taxiprivate-hire-driver-dbs-checks/. You will be required to register for the update service. Make a note of your payment receipt number, starting with WEB-PChecks-, so that you can enter it on this application form. This form asks you to upload your right to work documents, have them to hand. It also asks for the DVLA check code. When uploading documentation such as your Medical Certificate, place your document on a flat surface and take a photograph from above so that the content can be easily read by the Licensing Officer. You are required to upload a copy of your DVLA Photocard Licence and a Passport Style photo - this can be a self taken photograph with a plain background.
  • New Tax Check
    From 4 April 2022 HMRC are introducing a new tax check for hackney carriage and private hire licence holders. If you are not already registered you must do so now – advice and information on how to complete a tax check is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/changes-for-taxi-private-hire-or-scrap-metal-licence-applications-from-april-2022 The Licensing Section must be satisfied that you have completed a tax check before renewing your licence. Therefore, you will be required to provide your 9 character Tax Check Code in the form below.