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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence Renewals

All granted Hackney Carriage and private hire driver licenses must be renewed before their expiry. It is recommended that renewal applications are submitted at least 2 months prior to expiry, as a renewed licence will not be issued without officers being satisfied that the driver remains fit and proper to be licensed. 

Please call 01923 776611 to request forms and to book an appointment.

The following documentation must be submitted at the prearranged appointment:

  • a fully completed application form for renewal of licence plus appropriate fee
  • 2 recent colour passport size photos
  • a DVLA online check code which can be obtained here https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
  • all required ID documentation following an online DBS application (please see below)
  • if required, a medical report (all applicants aged 65 and over will be required to submit a medical report)
DBS check
All licenses are subject to an annual DBS check. If the licence holders current DBS certificate is due to expire when the licence expires, then a new application must be made to obtain a new DBS certificate. This can be applied for online. To apply for a new certificate please apply here https://gbg.onlinedisclosures.co.uk/Authentication/Login
Please read the online DBS guidance which can be downloaded here: Online DBS application guidance (pdf) 
 
Once you have made the online application you are required to submit the ID used for the application to an officer, along with the DBS application fee of £56.50.
 
Any application to renew a licence that has gone beyond its expiry date will be rejected and the applicant will be considered as a new applicant.
In the avoidance of doubt, it is unlawful to driver a licensed vehicle without the appropriate licence and doing so may lead to prosecution.