Taxis and private hire licensing

Taxis and private hire licensing

If your vehicle MOT is due on or after 30 March 2020, you can apply to renew your vehicle licence for the next 6 months free of charge.

If your vehicle MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020 you will be required to undertake a vehicle inspection check as normal and provide this along with any supporting documents and the fee. This is based on the date your MOT is due and will be required even if your application is submitted prior to the 1 August 2020.

To apply:

1: Complete the Word version of the renewal application form (word doc, 191KB) (opens new window)

2: Email the completed form along with a photograph of any supporting documents to

You can’t apply for this offer using the online form.

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, BS1 9NE


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