Taxis and Private Hire
Taxis (hackney carriage) and private hire vehicles, drivers, and their booking offices must all be licensed separately. Find the right licences for you below.
If you want to drive any kind of taxi including hackney carriages or private hire vehicles you will need a licence from us.
Licensing a vehicle as a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle
Hiring out a vehicle with a driver must be licensed by us.
The fees for licence applications, registrations and permits are contained in the licensing fees summary, available here:
Pay for your taxi and private hire licenses, amendments, DBS checks, DVLA check, replace badges, retake of knowledge tests, replacement plates and transfer of ownership online
Crossgates Depot MOT and Taxi Testing
Changes have been made to the operation of MOT and Taxi/Private Hire Testing at Crossgates Depot in light of the ongoing disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Taxi and public MOT tests - safety check
Before you attend a taxi inspection or MOT test appointment, please read our safety check guide: