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        Licences and trading

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        Information & guidance

        Renewal of hackney carriage or private hire vehicle driver license

        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 £25.00 charge for each test taken

        How do I apply

        Click here to download Private Hire Renewal Form

        Click here to download Hackney Carriage Renewal Form

        Relevant Fees: £136 (this includes)

        • Prompt renewal fee
        • Enhanced DBS check (please note you need to email for this form to be sent to you)

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


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