To apply for a taxi driver licence (including Hackney Carriage and private hire) you need to have held a full DVLA driving licence for a minimum of 2 years. You will also need to:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Pass a medical to Group 2 standard (for people with a driving job) with your registered doctor
  • Undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Pass a taxi driver training course
  • Pass a practical driving test
Please note

Applicants can only attempt the training course three times and if failed we won't accept another application for a period of 6 months.

Applications stay valid for 6 months from the date that your DBS certificate is issued. If you do not pass and complete all of the required tests within this time, your application may be cancelled and any fees paid would not be refunded.

Please note

If you have any criminal convictions or cautions this could result in your application being refused. Please see our convictions policy for more information before you apply.

Apply for a taxi driver licence (including Hackney Carriage and private hire)

Fill in our simple online form

  • Complete the application form and phone 01484 456868 and ask for a new driver appointment
  • Bring the completed application form, relevant ID's (listed on the application form) to the appointment
  • Pay the fee of £153.97

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need; your DVLA licence and National insurance number

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Contact Licensing

  • Kirklees Licensing Service
  • Address Huddersfield Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
  • Phone 01484 456868
  • Email licensing@kirklees.gov.uk