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 type1 year3 year
Hackney carriage£267.80£421.56
Private hire £267.80£418.26
Dual driver £267.80£508.50

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