Hackney carriage, private hire driver application

Before being considered for a licence, you need to have held a full DVLA licence (or suitable equivalent) for a minimum of one year and complete the following -

  • hackney carriage or private hire driver's licence application 
  • DBS check
  • BTEC Level 2 for professional taxi and private hire drivers
  • local knowledge test
  • communication and speaking assessment
  • driving assessment
  • literacy and numeracy assessment
  • group 2 medical report

Taxi licence fees

Application forms and guidance