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Taxi Licensing - Information for new applicants

Pages in Taxi Licensing - Information for new applicants

  1. Applicants for Taxi and Private Hire licences
  1. Taxi Licensing legislation

Applicants for Taxi and Private Hire licences


New applicants can pick up application packs from the Taxi Licensing Office. The following information documents are downloadable, however the applicant is still required to contact the Taxi Licensing Office to be sent an application form to submit with their application in person at the Taxi Licensing Office. The Taxi Licensing Office does not accept applications for new or existing licences through the post: It is not possible for new applicants to bring their vehicles or children into Whitley Depot.


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. 

The above six 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 Owner's Handbooks in particular show how to correctly secure a wheelchair;

Loading of wheelchair into a hackney carriage vehicle

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;



A recent Unmet Demand Survey concerning Coventry Hackney Carriage Vehicles has recently been published and Coventry City Council introduced a limit/cap of 859 on the number of Hackney Carriage Vehicle licences in September 2011. Any applications for additional Hackney Carriage Vehicle licences are likely to be refused. A waiting list has been introduced for people who wish to be offered the opportunity to apply for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle licence if/when one becomes available. Private Hire Vehicle licences are not limited/capped.

Number of driver, vehicle and operator licences issued on a monthly basis from 1997 to present

Number of hackney carriage drivers, private hire drivers, hackney carriage vehicles, private hire vehicles and private hire operators from 1997 to present.

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Taxi licensing office


Tel: 024 7683 2183

Fax: 024 7683 2735

Whitley Depot
259 London Road

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