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Renew your drivers 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.

Applicants for the renewal of existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers’ licences will be sent a renewal reminder approximately six weeks before their existing licence is due to expire. This is a courtesy service only and licence holders are reminded that ultimate responsibility for ensuring that their licence is renewed on time remains with them.

All applications for renewal are only dealt with in person at the Licensing Office during the allocated times. Once a licence has lapsed, it cannot technically be renewed and a new application will be required, along with all necessary documentation and fees.  A new licence will not be granted until all necessary checks have been carried out.  The applicant will not be entitled to drive during this period.

Failure to submit a new application within 1 month from the expiry date of the previous licence will result in the applicant having to undertake a new medical and CRB disclosure. The new licence will not be granted until the above checks have been carried out.

Application Procedure

All renewal applications for a driver’s licence issued by the council shall be made on the specified application form supplied by the Licensing section. The application form must be signed by the applicant in all instances. All applications for renewals must be submitted in person.  If you are not going to be able to submit your renewal in person, please inform the Licensing office on 508505.

Appendix B - Procedure for driver renewal