Taxis & Private Hire Licensing

Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, the Licensing Authority is currently closed, please direct all communications to licensing@npt.gov.uk which officers will be monitoring during office hours.

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday   08:45 – 17:00
Friday  08:45 – 16:30

Please note that Tregelles Court is closed for arranged taxi testing, providing your vehicle has a valid MOT certificate then your vehicle will not be suspended.

Taxis & Private Hire licensing

The Licensing Authority is responsible for setting conditions and issuing licences for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles to ensure that they are safe and comfortable and that their drivers are fit and proper persons as stated in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

How to Apply

The Licensing Authority has adopted a taxi licensing policy which contains information on how to apply for a licence and also conditions specifications and conditions for vehicles, drivers and operators. It is essential that you read the policy before making an application

Downloads
File type Document File size
pdf Taxi Licensing Policy
5.92 MB
pdf Consultation Document - Suitability of Applicants and Licensees
778 KB
pdf Designated Vehicle List April 2020
114 KB
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File type Document File size
pdf Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence (Grant)
262 KB
pdf Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence (Renewal)
264 KB
pdf Medical Report
282 KB
pdf Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Grant)
152 KB
pdf Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Renewal)
152 KB
pdf Application Form to Transfer a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licence
130 KB
pdf Application Form for a Private Hire Operators Licence
154 KB
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Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 12pm  / 1pm - 3pm