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Taxis & Private Hire Licensing

Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, the Licensing office is currently closed, please direct all communications to lrs@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 will be open for pre-arranged taxi tests only. Please direct requests for appointments to lrs@npt.gov.uk

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

  • Taxi Licensing Policy (PDF 6.02 MB)
Designated Vehicle List

  • Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence (Grant) (PDF 262 KB)
  • Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence (Renewal) (PDF 264 KB)
  • Medical Report (PDF 282 KB)
  • Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Grant) (PDF 152 KB)
  • Application Form for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Renewal) (PDF 152 KB)
  • Application Form to Transfer a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licence (PDF 130 KB)
  • Application Form for a Private Hire Operators Licence (PDF 154 KB)
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Opening Hours - see above for current times

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