Taxis and private hire licensing
The Licensing Authority is responsible for setting conditions and issuing licences for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles to ensure that they are safe and comfortable and that their drivers are fit and proper persons as stated in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.
How to apply
The Licensing Authority has adopted a taxi licensing policy which contains information on how to apply for a licence and also conditions specifications and conditions for vehicles, drivers and operators.
Complete a tax check
If you're an individual, company or any type of partnership you must complete a tax check if you're:
- renewing a licence
- applying for the same type of licence you previously held, that stopped being valid less than a year ago
- applying for the same type of licence you already hold with another licensing authority
After you complete the tax check you’ll be given a 9-character code. This is your tax check code. Give this to us along with your licence application. We can't process your application without it.
Application form for a Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licence - grant/renewal (DOCX 64 KB)
mTitle: Application form for a Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licence - grant/renewal
mSize: 64 KB
Application for vehicle operator's licence (PDF 164 KB)
mTitle: Application for vehicle operator's licence
mSize: 164 KB
Application for a transfer of vehicle (PDF 139 KB)
mTitle: Application for a transfer of vehicle
mSize: 139 KB
Medical report on an application for a driver's licence (PDF 256 KB)
mTitle: Medical report on an application for a driver's licence
mSize: 256 KB