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Enhanced DBS check for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers


Please note: we can only carry out DBS checks for individuals who have applied to us for a driver's licence. If you are applying to a different council, you must contact that council to arrange your DBS check.


The licensing team now provide an online application process for applying for a DBS certificate. This can either be done at home, with your operator or in the council offices (when open).

Step 1:
Submit application for new enhanced DBS certificate OR log in if previously registered

To register and submit a DBS application, please go to the First Advantage website. You will need to register (or log in if previously registered) with the details which can be found below:

Organisation Pin: 164377
Password: Taxi

The online application form should take no more than ten minutes to complete if you have all information to hand. However, you can't save a part completed form to finish later, so please ensure you have all the information you will need before you start. In particular, please note:-
• Details of all your addresses for the last 5 years.
• National insurance number.
• Valid Passport and DVLA licence details.

Step 2:
Submit ID documents and payment

Once you have completed the online form, you will need to submit the 3 forms of identity documents used for the application to the licensing team and make the payment of £52.60. The documents and payment must be submitted online here https://bit.ly/TRDCDBS

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A DBS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE PAYMENT OF £52.60 AND DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL. IF YOU ARE A NEW DRIVER, YOUR DBS APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL YOU HAVE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE AND PAID THE RELEVANT FEE.

Step 3:
Certificate issued 
Once the application has been validated and processed a certificate will be issued and sent to your home address. Once you have received this please send a clear copy of the certificate to licensing.team@threerivers.gov.uk 
 
You are also required to register the certificate on the DBS Update Service.

Please follow this link to subscribe.

The Update Service allows you to pay a subscription fee of £13 direct to the Disclosure and Barring Service, in return for ongoing monitoring of the official records for information relating to you. Subscribers will be able to give employers and licensing authorities permission to carry out a status check, in order to verify whether an original DBS certificate remains valid, even if it is several years later.

You must have subscribed within 30 days of the issue of your last certificate. If you let your subscription lapse, or if the police records show new information about you since your certificate was issued, we will not be able to obtain a status check, and you will need to apply for a new disclosure certificate.


More information

For more information about DBS checks, please visit the Disclosure and Barring Service website, or contact the Disclosure and Barring Service on 03000 200 190.