Apply for a vehicle licence

You can apply for or renew a taxi or private vehicle licence by completing our online form. You will be able to upload your supporting documents and pay for your application fee. Please read our guidance for applicants before applying.

Executive status exemption application

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

New/renew vehicle licence application
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 an application form, you can request a licensing team call.

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
Form to apply to transfer ownership of an existing taxi or private hire vehicle to you.

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

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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