We have to carry out an enhanced criminal record check known as a DBS check for each of our private hire drivers every 3 years. Home Licensing Taxi licensing Private hire licences Renewal of a private hire driver licence. What can I do if my application fails? Application forms for all types of licence can be downloaded from this web site see documents on this page. What you’ll need You’ll need to let us have:

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You may also need to picence us have any of the following documents if they are due for renewal: What can I do if my application fails?

Before we can consider your application, we’ll need to have: Mark this message as read and hide it. Find out about renewal of hackney carriage and private hire drivers’ licences.

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Start the journey More info about the journey What you need What’s next Other ways to do it. Please make sure lifence are aware of how much this will cost. Applicants will also need to provide documentation proving that they have the right to work in the United Kicence in accordance with the requirements of the Immigration Act As part of the application process you’ll need to attend a training day, designed to help applicants in their new role as a licensed driver.

To apply for a taxi driver’s licence, you must have held a full driving licence for a minimum period of 12 months. Taxi driver’s licence application process The application process for new taxi drivers is: The licencd code only lasts 21 days before it expires.


Vehicle licences are annual unless the vehicle is more than six years old in which case a six month licence will be issued. You can apply at any time of year, however, there is no reduction for licences issued part way through the year.

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What you’ll need You’ll need to let us have: Further information is also available within the taxi driver application guidance notes. Application forms are available on this website. If you’ve completed the right to work check before you won’t need to do this again unless your right to work in the UK is not indefinite.

There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Details of suitable documentation can be found in the document entitled ‘Right to work’ see documents on this page.

The main documents acceptable for this are either your passport or original full birth certificate and a bank statement or utility bill which is less than 3 months old.

The inclusion of any details here is not an endorsement of any particular proprietor or operator by the Council. We’ll also need to see your original photocard driving licence to complete this.

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If you have a complaint against a driver or an operator, we would advise you first to contact that person. Chsck cookie settings can be changed at any time through your browser settings. Hackney Carriages are vehicles which ply for hire from ranks or may be hailed in the street and, together with their drivers, must be licensed by the Council. Due to the extensive range licebce supporting documentation that is needed it is not possible to submit on-line applications.


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If tacit consent applies, then you can act as if your application has been granted if we do not respond within a specified time after the confirmed receipt of your application. We can’t consider your renewal application if any of your documentation is out of date. Private Hire Vehicles are booked in advance by telephone or other means and operated from a base instead of a rank or plying for hire.

Your GP will need to complete a medical report form to assess your health and certify you as fit to drive a taxi. The licensing cheeck looking after your case will let you know what is outstanding.

Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a livence reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.