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.
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.
* 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 4 weeks.
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 exeption 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.
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.
South Derbyshire District Council
Phone: 01283 595890
page ref: SDDC 612a
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)