Taxi licensing - trade
- Bulletin - Restricted opening days/times - Coronavirus
- Hackney Carriage Conditions of Fitness
- Vehicle Emissions Guidance September 2019
Renewals and applications
Existing drivers, proprietors and operators can pick up application packs from the Taxi Licensing Office. The following information documents are downloadable, however the applicant is still required to complete an application form to submit with their application in person at the Taxi Licensing Office.
Your driver's application/renewal will be placed on the National Register of Taxi Licence Revocations & Refusals (NR3). This register will be consulted in connection with your application/renewal. Your personal data will be placed on this register if at any time your licence is revoked or renewal refused.
For certain applications an online Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure needs to be completed and submitted online before the driver's application is submitted in person with DBS supporting documents and payment at the Taxi Licensing Office. See the Driver Information Document for details concerning online DBS enhanced disclosures. Also a Driving and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) enquiry form 014 may need to be completed and returned in person to the Taxi Licensing Office. The Taxi Licensing Office does not accept applications for new or existing licences through the post.
Please note: children must not be brought into Whitley Depot even if they are left supervised in a vehicle.
- Taxi Licensing Policy Document 2022-2027
- Driver Information Document (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)
- Vehicle Proprietors Information Document (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)
- Operator Information Document (Private Hire)
- Vehicle Inspection Manual
The above four documents are regularly updated therefore you should ensure that you are consulting the most recent when submitting an application.
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Owner's Handbooks and Brochures are available below to download. The Owners' Handbooks in particular show how to correctly secure a wheelchair;
Loading of wheelchair into a hackney carriage vehicle (LTC TX2 or TX4)
The following video shows a manual wheelchair being correctly and safely loaded and secured in a hackney carriage vehicle.
The following video shows an electric powered wheelchair being correctly and safely loaded and secured in a hackney carriage vehicle;
Loading of wheelchair into a hackney carriage vehicle (LEVC TX)
The following leaflet gives advice to hackney carriage drivers in taking passengers in electric or manual wheelchairs.
Download the loading of wheelchair information leaflet.
Numbers of drivers, vehicles and operators licensed on a monthly basis from 1997 to present
Taxi licensing officeAddress: Whitley Depot
259 London Road