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A Taxi Driver's Licence permits an individual to operate any Taxi or Private Hire Car licensed by this Authority.

Applicants for a new Taxi Driver's Licence must first pass the Topographical Test.

How do I apply?

Read our Guidance on Applying for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • How the application will be processed
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

Apply online

How much will it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [285kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

Can someone object to an application?

Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period. 

Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.

How do I apply for a Mobility Assistance Exemption Certificate?

If you are a licensed private hire car driver (or licensed taxi driver - on the taxi driver page) and wish to apply for an exemption from carrying out your mobility assistance duties under the Equality Act 2010 you can do so below.

Please note that if you are the driver of a wheelchair accessible vehicle the mobility assistance duties you can apply to be exempt from are defined by legislation and are as follows:

(a)  to enable the passenger to get into or out of the vehicle; (b)  if the passenger wishes to remain in the wheelchair, to enable the passenger to get into and out of the vehicle while in the wheelchair; (c)   to load the passenger's luggage or mobility aids into or out of the vehicle; (d)  if the passenger does not wish to remain in the wheelchair, to load the wheelchair into or out of the vehicle.

Please note that if you are the driver of a non-wheelchair accessible vehicle the mobility assistance duties you can apply to be exempt from are defined by legislation and are as follows:(a)  to enable the passenger to get into or out of the vehicle; (b)  to load the passenger's luggage, wheelchair or mobility aids into or out of the vehicle.

The Licensing Authority will send you for a medical assessment to its medical provider on receipt of your application.  You will not be exempt from the above duties until the Licensing Authority confirms this to you.

You can submit an exemption application here.

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