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        Hackney Carriage New Application and Renewal

        For hackney carriage or private hire vehicles

        A licence is required to drive a hackney carriage vehicle

        A new licence will be issued for 1 year

        You must pass the Knowledge Test before you can apply to be a driver.

        Please go to the Knowledge Test booking page

         

        Once you have passed the test you may put in the full driver application

        Download Application Form

        New Hackney Carriage Driver Licence Application

         

        The following will be considered when the application is being evaluated:

        Relevant Fees: £221.50 (this includes)

        • New Driver application fee £179.50
        • Badge – £2.00
        • Enhanced DBS check £40.00 – this form and DBS Privacy Statement can be requested via email to licensing@thanet.gov.uk

        Please email licensing@thanet.gov.uk to arrange an appointment with an officer to verify your documents in person

        Renewal Application Form

        Renewal, including further criminal records check and medical, after initial 1 year issue is for 3 years.

        • Renewal Driver application fee £94.00
        • Badge – £2.00
        • Enhanced DBS check £40.00 – this form and DBS Privacy Statement can be requested via email to licensing@thanet.gov.uk

         

        Renewal Hackney Carriage Driver Licence 

         

        DBS Update Service

        You should now sign up for the DBS update service, this will keep your certificate up to date for only £13 per year.  If you sign up for this service you will no longer have to paid the £40 at renewal and we will have access to your check therefore making the renewal process quicker.  You have to sign up for the service within 28 days of receiving your first DBS certificate.

        The DBS Update Service

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