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.
As you may have seen, the Town Hall Reception is no longer open to the public.
If hackney carriage or private hire proprietors wish to renew their vehicle licence, this can be done via our online form.
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. A decision has been taken to allow proprietors to renew their licence after it has expired.
We are taking the developing guidance issued from Government very seriously, and our priority remains caring for staff while delivering services.