Licensing - Driver Renewals

Renew your driver licence and badge

You can now renew your private hire or Hackney carriage driver licence online.

You'll need:

  • Your renewal reference number (this can be found in your renewal notification and on your paper licence)
  • Your DVLA driving licence number
  • A valid email address
  • A credit or debit card

Renew your licence


You can use this online service to pay for and renew your taxi driver licence and badge without having to visit 100 Temple Street.


  • One year licence - £56
  • Two year licence - £111
  • Three year licence - £140

How long it takes

The online form should take you no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

It takes at least seven working days for the licensing team to process your application and send your new licence and badge to you, so make sure you allow enough time for this before your current licence expires.

Licence lengths

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

If you're due either of these checks within the next year then you'll still need to either drop-off or post your application and necessary documentation to the licensing team.

Find out more about the different checks you need to carry out as a private hire or Hackney carriage driver.

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