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Private Hire Driver Licence - New Applications

The information on this page is specific to anyone who wishes to obtain a new Private Hire driver's licence. If you are an existing licence holder who would like to renew their licence, or amend the details of their licence, please click on the relevant page from the menu on the left.

Overview

Before a Licensing Authority can grant a licence for a Private Hire driver's licence it must be satisfied that the applicant is a "Fit and Proper" person, they are medically fit, and that they have been authorised by a relevant authority to drive a motorised car on the UK public highway for at least 12 months.

In order to assist the Licensing Authority to determine the above, the applicant is required to submit the following documentation in addition to the prescribed application form, and the applicable fee to support their application.

  1. a current full UK or EU driving licence (including paper counterpart if a photo card licence)
  2. photo ID, such as a Passport (not required if the applicant has a photo card driving licence)
  3. an enhanced DBS disclosure certificate*
  4. a fully completed medical certificate (no older than three months at the time the application is validated)*
  5. a fully completed eye examination certificate (no older than three months at the time the application is validated)*
  6. a fully completed DVLA mandate form*
  7. a Passport style colour photo which must reflect your current image
  8. a DSA driving assessment pass certificate
  9. two references, including referee contact details*
  10. a local knowledge test pass certificate (the test will be taken at the Council Offices)

* The required forms to be completed must be obtained from South Derbyshire District Council's Licensing
   department. Completed forms or certificates from other Authorities will not be accepted.

An application will only be considered valid once all the above items have been received. The Licensing Authority can only determine valid applications, and will aim to do so within four weeks.

Further information

An application pack can be found in the related documents section at the bottom of this page, which contains all the forms mentioned above (with the exception of the DBS application form) that you will need to complete, along with a further guidance document, which contains more information on the application procedure.

In order to submit your application form, you must make an appointment with the Licensing Department so that your application form can be checked and the DBS application form completed. You can contact the Licensing Department on the details below in order to make an appointment. Any new driver turning up at the Council Offices without an appointment will not be seen.

If you have any further questions regarding applying for a Private Hire driver's licence once you have read the documents at the bottom of this page, please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing department.

Contact details

Licensing
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
Swadlincote
Derbys
DE11 0AH

email: licensing@south-derbys.gov.uk
Tel: 01283 595716, 01283 595724 or 01283 595890


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Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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