If you wish to work in Sunderland as either a hackney carriage driver or private hire driver (or both) you will need to obtain a licence from us.
We have developed a step by step process for applying for a licence. All licences are granted in line with ourand new applicants should familiarise themselves with the requirements of this policy before taking the first steps to become licensed.
To apply for a licence to drive either a private hire or a hackney carriage vehicle you must have held a full driving licence for one year, you must also:
If you do not have a licence and would like to apply for one, please follow our new driver application process.
If you are an existing driver and would like to renew your licence, please renew your application online, you will need the reference number that was sent in your renewal reminder letter.
In some instances a Regulatory Committee will make decisions on the grant, renewal, suspension or revocation of hackney carriage and private hire vehicle drivers' licences. The committee use theto assist them.
If you already have a hackney carriage or private hire drivers licence you can report: