Hackney carriage and private hire licensing forms

Please ensure you complete these Hackney Carriage, Private Hire and Operator Licensing forms accurately and in full. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be rejected. When completing your forms please ensure that they are fully completed and signed. When you submit the form please ensure that any documentation which is required accompanies your form.

We aim to issue licences and book vehicles in for platings as soon as we possibly can but if your forms are not complete or have missing documentation this will lead to delays.

Please take note that if you are renewing your hackney carriage / private hire drivers licence or your hackney carriage / private hire vehicle licence you should aim to submit your application at least 2 weeks before expiry.

If you do not submit your drivers renewal until after your existing licence has expired you will have to apply as a new driver. You will not be licensed in the meantime and will not be able to work until you receive a new licence.

Application forms

PDF icon Operator application

PDF icon Medical report form

PDF icon Application for plate exemption

PDF icon Drivers renewal application

PDF icon Temporary vehicle form

PDF icon Vehicle application

PDF icon Vehicle change notification

PDF icon Form giving Council permission to view online DBS

PDF icon New driver application

Get in touch about licensing

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.