Please read the taxi and private hire vehicle guidance before you apply.


Taxi or private hire vehicle licence (new or renew)
Form to apply for a new taxi or private hire driver’s licence or to renew your existing vehicle licence. You can apply and pay online or download and complete the PDF form.

Application consent form

Complete and send with your taxi or vehicle hire application form.

Replace your vehicle

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

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.

Change your registration number

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

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! 

Services by A-Z