Renew a private hire driver's licence

All licence holders will be sent a reminder letter to the registered address held on their file three months before their existing licence runs out - this is a courtesy and it is the licence holder’s responsibility to submit an application before the expiry of the current licence.

In addition to completing the private hire driver's licence renewal application form (pdf, 229kb) and paying the appropriate fee, the following supporting documentation must be submitted for the application to be considered valid:

  1. Current full UK or EU driving licence
  2. Passport-style colour photo which must reflect your current image
  3. Completed DVLA mandate form (pdf, 182kb).

If your medical or eye examination certificate are due to expire, they will be be required. The renewal letter will state if the documents are due to expire.

An application will only be considered valid once all the items required have been received.

We aim to determine valid applications within 10 working days

Online criminal record check

We carry out a criminal record check every 6 months and require that all licensed drivers are signed up to the DBS online checking service

You must ensure that you are signed up for the DBS online checking service at all times whilst licensed.  Please note that the annual fee for the DBS online checking service is taken via a continuous payment authority from your debit card rather than a direct debit so you must inform the DBS direct if your card details change.  Failure to be signed up to the online checking service will result in the suspension of the private hire driver’s licence.