Apply for a hackney carriage or private hire licence

Hackney carriage driver badge renewal

To renew your Hackney Carriage Driver Badge you will need the following:

  • A special reference number, located in your renewal letter
  • A scanned proof from the DBS update service
  • One passport photograph
  • A copy of your DVLA drivers licence
  • A scanned copy of a medical certificate (if required)
  • A scanned copy of your DVLA mandate (if required)
  • The application fee paid at submission (£70 for 1 year* or £210 for 3 years)

You may have been asked to fill out a new DBS application, and sign up for the update service as part of your renewal/licence requirement. We cannot issue you with your updated licence until this has been completed.

*If any documents required to fulfil your renewal application are missing at the point of submission, this will have an impact on the speed at which your application is processed.

Apply for a Hackney Carriage Driver Badge renewal

Fee list

  • 1 year licence renewal. Under special circumstances, you can request the application of a 1 year licence, to do so you must cdemonstrate financial detriment, and contact the Licensing Manager detailing the circumstances relating to your request. 
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) application - £55.50

If you need any further information, contact us by email at:

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