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How do I apply for a hackney carriage/private hire driver's licence?

You need a licence to drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle. Read our Hackney Carriage Quick Guide (PDF) [122KB] (opens new window)  to find out about the application process and about our policy on convictions (PDF) [63KB] (opens new window) .

You must show us you have a reasonable knowledge of the Borough by taking a test. Once you have passed the test you are required to have an enhanced disclosure and barring check, attend safeguarding training, have a DVLA check and a medical to Group 2 standard. If you meet the criteria your licence will be issued.

Last modified on 02 March 2022

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