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Taxi licences


For support and advice for businesses affected by COVID-19 see business support - COVID-19.

We are responsible for the licensing of hackney carriage drivers and vehicles, and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators.

You must have the relevant drivers licence and a relevant vehicle licence to drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.

Private hire operators must also have the relevant operator licence.

Important Information

If hackney carriage or private hire proprietors wish to renew their vehicle licence, this can be done via our online form.

Apply for, or renew, a taxi vehicle licence

You can also submit your insurance documentation and make the necessary payment via this form.

For the time being our testing stations remain open and compliance tests can still be carried out.

We are taking the developing guidance issued from Government very seriously, and our priority remains caring for staff while delivering services.

Taxi licence fees

List of taxi licence application fees.

Taxi complaints and compliments

How to make a complaint or compliment.

Taxi policy and practice

About our Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.

Taxi trade liaison meetings

About our meetings, including future meeting dates.

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