Licensing Taxis

Applying for a Licence

Hackney Carriage, Private Hire and Driver Application Guidance

Please read all the guidance notes, conditions and policies before completing and submitting an application. View all application fees. View the current Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.

Driver Application

Applicants for a hackney carriage/private hire driver need to complete an application form. A criminal record check is required which the applicant applies for through UCheck. The applicant will need to provide Licensing their Forename, Surname and email address for access to UCheck. Once access has been arranged three Identification Documents are required to be uploaded from the list 

Applicants are also required to have a Group 2 medical examination through their own GP, Occupational Health, St Mary's Hospital (telephone 01983 552530), or a Medical Practitioner.

A knowledge test needs to be completed which is currently being carried out via a Microsoft Teams video call.. View an example of the test. Before applying please read these documents Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence Conditions and the Policy Relating to the Relevance of Convictions. Please click below to open the forms:

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Application

All Hackney Carriage (Taxi) Vehicles require a licence, please read the Hackney Carriage Proprietor Conditions before submitting an application. View the application form.

Private Hire Operator and Vehicle Applications

A Private Hire Operator's Licence is required to enable an operator to invite or accept bookings for private hire vehicles, each vehicle is required to have a Private Hire Vehicle licence. Please read the Private Hire Operator Conditions and Private Hire Vehicle Conditions before submitting an application. Please click below to open the application forms required: