Taxi Licensing

Information about licences for taxi, mini cab or private vehicle hire services. Dates of knowledge tests and fees & charges information.

  • Knowledge Test
    Taxi and Mini Cab licensing tests.
  • Taxi Licensing fees and charges
    Charges information for Taxi licensing.
  • Hackney carriage driver's licence
    A licence is required before any person can drive a hackney carriage (taxi). Licenses are issued subject to proof of eligibility (age, driving licence, criminal records check, medical assessment etc.)
  • Hackney carriage (Taxi) licence
    A hackney carriage is more commonly called a taxi. It is the responsibility of the council to licence Hackney Carriages.
  • Private hire driver's licence
    A licence is required before any person can drive a private hire vehicle. Licenses are issued subject to proof of eligibility (age, driving licence, criminal records check, medical assessment etc.)
  • Private hire operator's licence
    A private hire operator's licence is required to enable a person to accept or invite bookings for private hire vehicles.
  • Private hire vehicle (minicab) licence
    Private hire vehicles have to be licensed. Private hire vehicles are vehicles that cannot be hailed from the street, and journeys must be pre-booked.