Please read the guidance for applicants before applying.

Apply for a vehicle licence

Apply for a new vehicle licence or reapply for a vehicle licence
Comple the online form, where you'll be able to upload your supporting documents and pay for your application fee. 

Change or transfer your vehicle

Change your registration number
Tell us that you are changing the registration number of your existing vehicle.

Transfer ownership of your vehicle to another person
Apply to transfer ownership of an existing taxi or private hire vehicle to you.

Replace your vehicle
Replace an existing taxi or private hire vehicle with a different vehicle.

Executive status exemption application

Apply for executive status for your vehicle
Apply for executive status in conjunction with a taxi or private hire vehicle licence (new or renew) application.

New/renew vehicle licence application (PDF to be used for executive status only)
Renew your current vehicle or apply for a new vehicle.

Operator statement 
Operator information detailing the vehicle’s suitability for executive status.

If you need any help completing any application form, you can request a licensing team call.

Maintaining your licence

Road traffic incident or accident that impacts the performance or appearance of your vehicle
Tell us about a road traffic incident or accident that impacts performance/appearance of. Report needed within 72 hours of incident.

Advertise on your vehicle
Apply to advertise on an existing taxi or private hire vehicle.

Change your name or address
Tell us that you have changed your name or address.  

Lost licence, driver's badge or vehicle plate 
Tell us you have lost your licence, driver's badge or vehicle plate.  

Overseas travel notification
Tell us if you have spent three continuous months outside the UK.

Fees, charges and taxi fares 

Taxi and private hire licence fees and charges
A list of all fees and charges.

Taxi fares table
Tariffs and additional charges. 

When you will hear from us

Timescales for processing your licence application

If you have submitted an application for a taxi or private hire licence, the processing timeframe is 30 working days from the date the application is deemed valid. An application is valid once all supporting documents are correctly submitted and payment is made.

How to contact us 

If you need to speak to a member of the licensing team please request a phone call.

Please do not come to the Civic Centre without an appointment.

Vehicle testing stations

Nominated vehicle testing stations
A list of businesses and contact details for nominated testing stations. 

Child sexual exploitation 

Taxi drivers are often the eyes and ears within our community and you may spot the signs of a child or vulnerable adult.

You will need to complete an online course. On behalf of Barnardo’s thank you! 

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