1. Eligibility
  2. Pre-Requisites
  3. Online Application
  4. Validation


Every Hackney Carriage/Private Hire driver:


Before you can apply you must ensure you have:

  • read (and understood) the relevant policy and conditions; and
  • completed an English Language Assessment.  The fee for this test is £67.  To make the payment please go to the online payments page.  You will then need to email us with your receipt number at B&NES Licensing Services.  We will then book the test which will be taken remotely using Zoom; and
  • completed an Approved Drivers Assessment.  To book a test please email B&NES Driving Assessor.

Online Application

Once you have completed the above, you can use the online application form below.  The following will be required as part of the online submission:

Online Application Form


After we have received your online form we will need to obtain the following:

Knowledge Test

Applicants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the streets, road numbers, principal buildings, hotels, etc. of the district.  A written knowledge test may be given to applicants before a licence is issued.  The applicant may also be asked to provide a vehicle for a short driving test to check that they can take the shortest available route to a named destination.

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