Hackney Carriage Driver's licence
This section sets out the requirements to obtain a Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence.
To acquire a licence to drive hackney carriages or private hire vehicles you must be over the age of 21 and you must have held a full DVLA driving licence for one year. Contact us for information on applying for a license.
When applying for your first licence the following procedure applies:-
- The first stage is to sit a Knowledge / Locality Test This test consists of questions on the Highway Code, Licensing Law, Locations and Routes throughout the City.
- The next stage involves the completion of the application form. Contained are sections to be completed by the applicant, a registered Medical Practitioner and a Solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths.
- When this form is completed and returned to the Licensing Section with the relevant documentation, the applicant is required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check.
- When the check is returned and if all documentation is in order then a license is issued to the applicant. The licence can be issued for either one or three years.