Hackney carriage driver and vehicle

Hackney carriage driver application requirements

To be a Hackney carriage driver you:

  • must be 21 years old or over
  • must have a full UK/NI/EU driving license which must have been held for a minimum of 2 years
  • should have no more than six current penalty point (endorsements) on their DVLA driving license
  • will need to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the appropriate Embassy or High Commission (a certified English translation of this document is required) if they have been a resident in the UK for less than five years.

Any applicant with a conviction, caution, motoring offence or fixed penalty notice must declare so at the time of application. The application will then be referred to the licensing manager for a decision to be made in accordance with our:

Hackney carriage vehicles

We currently have a limit in place on the number of hackney carriage vehicle licenses issued, therefore applications for new vehicle licenses cannot be accepted.