Taxi and private hire car licence

Before you start

You will need (where applicable):

  • Credit or debit card
  • Guidance notes
  • Driving licence
  • Passport photo
  • Current licence
  • Vehicle registration document
  • Insurance
  • MOT certificate
  • Public liability insurance

Apply for a licence

Spent Convictions and Protected Convictions

You can apply for:

  • Booking office licence
  • Private hire car driver’s licence
  • Private hire car operator’s licence
  • Substitute vehicle
  • Taxi driver’s licence
  • Taxi operator’s licence

You can also apply for a taxi exemption from guide dogs by using the application form below.

Printable applications

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