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        Driver Licence Applications

        For hackney carriage or private hire vehicles

        A licence is required to drive a hackney carriage vehicle

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

        • Criminal records check every 3 years
        • Medical to Group 2 standard every 3 years
        • Undertaken and passed Knowledge test – there is a £40.00 charge for each test taken

        Download Application Forms

        Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licence Application

        Hackney Carriage Driver Licence Application

        Relevant Fees: £257.75 (this includes)

        • New Driver application fee £175.75
        • Badge – £2.00
        • Enhanced DBS check £40.00 – this form is available from the Gateway Margate
        • Initial knowledge test – £40.00

        The completed forms and supporting documents need to be handed in at Thanet Gateway, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent.

        Initial Issue

        Initial issue is for 1 year

        Renewal Application Forms

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

        • Renewal Driver application fee £92.00
        • Badge – £2.00
        • Enhanced DBS check £40.00 – this form is available from the Gateway Margate

         

        Renewal Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licence

        Renewal Hackney Carriage Driver Licence 

         

        Further Information

         

        Updated information 22 April 2020

        If at any time you need to return your private hire or hackney carriage driver badge and close the licence please leave the badge and a covering letter in the post box directly outside the main Council offices in Margate.

        General information can also be found under Latest News

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