Renew a private hire driver's licence

All licence holders will be sent a reminder letter to the registered address held on their file three months before their existing licence runs out - this is a courtesy and it is the licence holder’s responsibility to submit an application before the expiry of the current licence.

In addition to completing the private hire driver's licence renewal application form (pdf, 181kb) and paying the appropriate fee, the following supporting documentation must be submitted for the application to be considered valid:

  1. Current full UK or EU driving licence
  2. Passport-style colour photo which must reflect your current image
  3. Completed DVLA mandate form.

If your medical or eye examination certificate are due to expire, they will be be required. The renewal letter will state if the documents are due to expire.

An application will only be considered valid once all the items required have been received.

We aim to determine valid applications within 10 working days

Annual online criminal record check

We carry out an annual criminal record check and require that all licensed drivers are signed up to the DBS online checking service. You must sign up within 19 days of the date of your DBS certificate. Further information will be provided at your initial DBS appointment. 

You must retain your DBS certificate as this will be required to carry out the annual online check of your criminal record.

On an annual basis, we will contact you to carry out an online check. The letter will provide further details of the procedure. You will be required to make an appointment to submit your DBS certificate, consent form and three pieces of identification.