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Private Hire Driver's Licences

A licence is required before any person can drive a Private Hire Vehicle. Private Hire Vehicles cannot ply for hire in the street or at taxi ranks. Journeys must be pre-booked, normally by phone, via an app, or in person at a minicab office.

Before a licence is granted the applicant must satisfy the Council that:

  • they are a fit and proper person to hold a licence;
  • they are medically fit;
  • they have attained the age of 21 years;
  • they have held a full driver's licence (not a provisional licence) granted to the applicant under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1972 authorising them to drive a motor car for at least twelve months prior to the date of the application;
  • they can demonstrate adequate knowledge of the local area;
  • they have the right to work in the UK





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