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HC/PH renew your driver licence

On 28th February 2022 a meeting of Full Council approved the following amendment to the emissions section of the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Policy. 

This Council extend the introduction of the emission date from 1st April 2022 to 1st October 2022 and amends the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2019-22 accordingly.

Any vehicles that are coming to end of life (7 years for private hire vehicle and 10 years for hackney carriage vehicle) will come off the road, in line with the end of life age limit, before the 1st October 2022.

The cost of renewal will be £69, details will be sent out to those drivers affected in due course.


Your application needs renewing every 3 years. You will be sent the relevant documents at least 1 month before your renewal date. If you lose them you can download the following:



Attachments required

Passport size photograph (only if your appearance has changed).

How long does it take?

2 working days

Validity & renewals

3 years. Once the licence has expired it cannot be renewed and a new application should be submitted. Your DBS disclosure and Medical are valid for 3 years.

When an application is made to the licensing authority for the grant of a new or renewal of a private hire or hackney carriage driver's licence, the licensing authority will check the NR3 (Natoinal Anti-Fraud Network Register of Taxi Licence Refusuals and Revocations).


Please contact taxi licensing in the first instance.