Apply for or renew a Taxi Driver Licence

Disclosure and Barring Service

A criminal record check on a driver is seen as an important safety measure. All drivers must have an Enhanced Disclosure check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

More information about the DBS application process is given in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing Policy.

It is a condition that all applicants for a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire driver licence sign up to the DBS Online Update Service. This also includes existing licence holders.

A licence will not be issued unless the Licensing Authority are able to access the DBS Online Update Service.

You can find out more on the website.

Please contact us to arrange a DBS application.