Renew your Hackney carriage or private hire driver licence.

The way you apply for taxi and private hire licences is changing

On 9 January 2023, you will be able to:

  • apply for all licences online
  • contact us using an online form

Find our pdf overview of the changes (441 KB) .

More details will be available on our website, and sent to existing licensees.

You can renew your licence up to 6 weeks before it expires.

You'll need:

  • your renewal reference number, which is on your renewal letter and is 13 characters long
  • your current  a tax check code
  • to be subscribed to the DBS update service
  • a valid email address
  • a credit or debit card

If you work for more than one operator, pick the one you work for most of the time.

Renew your hackney carriage driver licence 

Renew your private hire driver licence 

Applications take at least 10 working days to be processed and for us to send your licence in the post.

Checks you'll need when renewing your licence

Medical check and DVLA check

You can still submit an application if:

We will not be able to issue a licence until the checks or training are complete.

Right to licence check

Check if you need to complete a right to licence check.

If you do, you'll need to complete this before we can issue a licence.

Your responsibility to get the checks done

It's your responsibility to:

  • know when these checks are due
  • submit the relevant paperwork in good time

We accept no responsibility for delays in renewals caused by the late submission of checks or applications.

We are not required to send renewal reminders for licences or for checks due.

Licence lengths

You can renew your licence for one, two or three years, depending on the dates of your next DBS, DVLA and medical checks.

If you want someone else to discuss your application or licence with us on your behalf, you'll need to give us written permission.

Driver licence fees

Our driver licence fees are:

  • 1 Year: £99
  • 2 Years: £140
  • 3 Years: £160

pdf View all of our fees (148 KB)

If your licence has expired

If your licence has expired, you must apply for a new licence.

If you don't renew your licence

If you don't renew your licence before it expires, you won't be a licensed driver.

If your current licence has expired, or you're not sure you'll be able to renew on time, contact the licensing team