Taxi Licencing service high demand and delays

The service is currently experiencing unprecedented demands on its resources. We are working through the vast number of applications and enquiries we receive as quickly as possible.

We apologise if our responses take a little longer than normal.

  • You must complete a driver renewal application and email it to Email , along with all required supporting documents.
  • You can do this up to three months prior to your renewal date to ensure your application is processed on time.
  • Kirklees Council does not issue temporary licences.
  • If your licence expires while your application is awaiting processing, you will be unable to work until your renewal has been granted.

Tax requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

You must undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and sign up to the DBS Update Service.

  • Payment of £56 will be taken at the time of your renewal application submission.
  • You will receive an email with a username and login details.
  • You must log into your application, enter your personal details, and submit the form.
  • Log back into your account to download your unique barcode and state which forms of ID (Passport, Driving Licence, Utility Bill etc) you will be providing for your ID check and submit your ID information. Included is a list of which Post Offices you can attend to have your ID documents checked

It may take up to 24 hours for your barcode to be available to download.

  • You can then attend your chosen post office, to provide the barcode and the IDs you stated on your submission. Should you not provide an exact match of ID's, the post office will not perform the ID checking service. There is an additional fee of £12.75, for this service to be paid at the post office. You ONLY pay when the ID check is complete.
  • You must log back into the form and complete the declarations & consents.
  • You will receive your DBS in the post and must produce this to Licensing.
  • You will be required to sign up to the Update Service, paying a fee of £13 up front and annually directly to the DBS.

Failure to sign up to the update service or pay the annual fee will result in the suspension of your licence.

How to renew

Fill in the application form and email it and supporting documents to Licensing.

Paperclip You must email these documents to Email :

  • The completed renewal application form
  • A photo of your DVLA driving licence - front and back
  • A photo of your expired badge - front and back
  • A screenshot or copy of your DVLA Check Code. You can get this from View or share your driving licence information
  • A screenshot or copy of your Tax Check Code. For further guidance visit tax check

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes

Download the renewal application form

After you have submitted the application form and documents

You will be contacted by telephone to make payment for your renewal application: Licence costs

Medical examination application for a Hackney Carriage/private hire driver's licence

Download the form and book an appointment with your doctor to have the form completed

Paperclip Drivers must renew their medical every 5 years after the age of 40

Paperclip Drivers over the age of 65 must renew their medical every year

Download medical examination form

Contact Licensing

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