Taxis and private hire licensing

Taxis and private hire licensing

We encourage any applications to be done online rather than attending the Citizen Service Point (CSP).

If you’re unable to apply online you can email your application and scans / photographs of the supporting documents to

A member of the Licensing Team will then contact you via telephone to make payment.

We still need to see the original Medical and DBS certificate. This may change dependent on any future government advice.

If you do need to come in to the CSP we’re only open from 10am to 12pm, we will not see anyone outside of these times.

Taxi driver equality survey

Take part in our taxi driver equality monitoring survey.

This will help us know if possible policy changes might affect different groups of licence holders in different ways.

All replies to this survey are anonymous.


Apply for a new driver licence

Renew your driver licence

Change of circumstances

DBS, DVLA and medical checks

Taxi driver tests and certificates


Apply for an operator licence

Licence and policy information

Licence and policy information

Contact the licensing team

Postal address

Licensing team (Temple Street)
Bristol City Council, PO Box 3399 Bristol, BS3 9FS


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