Taxi Licensing

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Terms and Conditions

Items marked mandatory must be completed

Application for a licence to drive a hackney carriage or a private hire vehicle
Public Health Act 1875, Town Police Clauses Acts 1847 and 1889 & Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
Drivers terms and conditions
All applicants are required to:
  • Make an appointment in order to produce any supporting documents required as part of the application. To make an appointment please contact the Licensing Team on 01508 533602.
  • Be over 21 years of age.
  • Produce a full UK current driving licence issued by the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), or a European Economic Area (EEA), or a European Union (EU), which has been held for at least 12 months.
  • Produce on the prescribed form, a medical certificate which must be completed by the applicant’s own General Practitioner. Download here
  • Complete the Disclosure & Barring Service Application Form (DBS). Please contact the Licensing Team on 01508 533602 to obtain an application form.
  • Complete the GBGroup Consent Form (this will be provided during your appointment).
  • Produce two recent colour photographs of yourself of passport size and specification.
  • Produce a certificate confirming that you have taken and passed the Driving Assessment for Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles using a South Norfolk Council approved Driving Standard Assessment provider listed below:
    • Bill Plant Driving School
      Email: training@billplant.co.uk
      Telephone: 01765 645020
      Cost: £75.00
    • Blue Lamp Trust
      Email: bluelamptrust.org.uk
      Telephone: 0333 700 0157
      Cost: £87.00
    • Norfolk County Council Casualty Reduction Team
      Email: roadsafety@norfolk.gov.uk
      Telephone: 01603 223361
      Cost: £60.00
  • Produce evidence to show you are entitled to work in the UK. Click here for more information
  • Produce evidence of attending a safeguarding awareness session approved by South Norfolk Council. Please contact a member of the Licensing Team to obtain information for the safeguarding training.
  • Pay required fee:
    • £245.00 for 3 year licence
    • £44.000 for DBS check (if required)
    • £5.00 for Driver Licence Consent Form
NOTE: It is a criminal offence to drive a Private Hire Vehicle or a Hackney Carriage licensed by South Norfolk Council without a Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence issued by South Norfolk Council.