Taxi licence applications
Please read and follow the steps given in the Applicant's Guidance Notes (PDF 222KB) and then call us on 01273 296 655.
These forms have been made available in PDF format, so that they can be printed out and completed.
- Blue handbook (PDF 979KB) provides guidance for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers, Vehicles and Operators.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept first applications by post. You must make an appointment. Please do not send us any documents as they will not be processed and this may lead to your application being delayed.
Read our first application for driver's licence privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.
All new drivers must also learn the Hackney Carriage Licence Conditions (PDF 147KB) as part of the knowledge test.
- Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Renewal Form (PDF 222.6KB) for existing drivers
- Change of address form (MS Word 203KB)
Vehicle and operator licence applications
- Hackney Carriage Renewal or first vehicle licence application (PDF 226KB)
- Private Hire Renewal or first vehicle licence application (PDF 222KB)
- Application for Private Hire Operator Licence (PDF 217KB)
If you have any queries about the application process or you wish to receive hard copies of the above documents, please do not hesitate to call us.
Read our privacy notices for information on how we collect, store and process your data:
- Hackney carriage vehicle licence application privacy notice
- Private hire vehicle licence application privacy notice
- Private hire operator licence application privacy notice
Hackney Carriage Vehicle waiting list
Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Drivers that meet the conditions of entry are able to apply to be put onto the waiting list for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence. Download the Conditions of Entry (PDF 72KB) to find out more.
The waiting list application process for the year 2019/20 is now closed.