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Taxi and private hire licences

Apply for a taxi driver badge

In order to apply for a Hackney carriage, private hire or dual driver licence, you need to: 

  • have held an EU or UK drivers licence for a minimum of 24 months 
  • have no motoring convictions 

You may also need to complete a comprehension test if English isn't your first language. 


Licence type 1 year 3 year
Hackney carriage £265.01 £431.71
Private hire  £265.01 £431.71
Dual driver  £265.01 £498.17

After completing your application and paying the fee you will be invited to an interview where we will check your documents and discuss your medical, the knowledge test and a Disclosure and Barring Service application (DBS).

We'll also talk through the driving assessment and safeguarding training you are required to complete.

Apply for a taxi driver badge