Application for a new dual hackney carriage/private hire driver licence

Use this form to apply for a new dual hackney carriage/private hire driver licence under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the Police Town Clauses Act 1847.

This form consists of 7 pages and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Fields marked with a * are mandatory and require completion.

Important: Due to the personal sensitive data in this application and required declaration in relation to convictions, this application can only be made by the individual applying for the driver's licence . To complete the application on behalf of the applicant would lead to the individual completing the form committing an offence. Please contact the Taxi Hub for advice at


Before you start

Please ensure you are the applicant and you have:

  • your DBS certificate number, issue date and confirmation that you have joined the DBS update service
  • the date of your medical assessment
  • your DVLA drivers licence reference for checking on the online DVLA service and DVLA access code - you must create this access code using the website -
  • your National Insurance number
  • details of any convictions/cautions (including all spent convictions/cautions) or fixed penalty notices - including driving offences
  • your Driver Assessment Test certificate number (issued within the last 6 months)
  • a valid email address to receive confirmation of payment
  • your debit or credit card details.

    Please note: You cannot apply for a new drivers licence unless you have had your DBS criminal record check returned to you and proof that you have joined the DBS update service. You must also have a medical assessment at Group 2 level which is less than 8 weeks old at point of application. If you do not have these documents please contact the licensing team before starting this form at

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