Applicants for the renewal of existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers’ licences will be sent a renewal reminder approximately six weeks before their existing licence is due to expire. This is a courtesy service only and licence holders are reminded that ultimate responsibility for ensuring that their licence is renewed on time remains with them.

All applications for renewal are only dealt with in person at the Licensing Office during the allocated times. Once a licence has lapsed, it cannot technically be renewed and a new application will be required, along with all necessary documentation and fees.  A new licence will not be granted until all necessary checks have been carried out.  The applicant will not be entitled to drive during this period.

Failure to submit a new application within 1 month from the expiry date of the previous licence will result in the applicant having to undertake a new medical and CRB disclosure. The new licence will not be granted until the above checks have been carried out.

Application Procedure

All renewal applications for a driver’s licence issued by the council shall be made on the specified application form supplied by the Licensing section. The application form must be signed by the applicant in all instances. All applications for renewals must be submitted in person.  If you are not going to be able to submit your renewal in person, please inform the Licensing office on 508505.

Appendix B - Procedure for driver renewal