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.
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 Owner's Handbooks in particular show how to correctly secure a wheelchair;
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;
The following leaflet gives advice to hackney carriage drivers in taking passengers in electric or manual wheelchairs.
Download the Loading of wheelchair information leaflet.
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.