Taxi / private hire car drivers
A taxi or private hire car driver's licence is needed if you wish to drive a taxi or a private hire car.
View the guidance information on taxi drivers [47Kb] for more information prior to making an application.
Why do I need a licence?
The licensing system is there to ensure public safety. Taxi and private hire car drivers are in a position of trust and will often have vulnerable people in their cars. It is important that people undertaking this work are suitable. Every person who applies for a licence is assessed to see if they are "fit and proper" to have a licence.
How do I apply?
If you have difficulty applying online please contact the Licensing Department on (01738) 475180.