Licensing department update
The licensing department is open for pre-appointments only for new applications for a taxi driver licence and new taxi vehicle applications. There will be limited appointments and these must be booked through licensing.
Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment.
You will be asked various details when the appointment is booked to ensure your safety and that of the licensing team.
You will be encouraged to wear a face covering. The waiting area will be restricted to one person so please do not arrive early for your appointment. Opening times will be 10am to 3pm.
Taxi Renewal Applications (Drivers and Vehicles)
For taxi vehicle or driver renewals, including DBS checks that are due, you must contact us via email at [email protected] with all the relevant scanned documentation. Within five working days we will contact you for payment over the telephone via a debit/credit card.
(Please note if this payment is not made, your renewal application will be deemed not made)
We ask that all renewal applications are made via email and if you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting licensing on:
- [email protected] (preferred contact)
- 01325 405888
Vehicle Testing Update
From 1st August 2020 all taxis and private hire vehicles that require a MOT test are no longer exempted from needing a test.
The Council mechanical tests have re-commenced from and you will be notified of your appointment at the council depot.
All other types of licensing applications should be made via email at [email protected] with all the relevant scanned documentation. You will be then contacted for payment via a debit/credit card.