Existing Licensed Drivers
Renewing your licence
You should aim to renew your licence at least 2 months prior to its expiry. If you fail to do so you may not have a renewed licence granted in time for you to continue to work.
Drivers are required to undertake a satisfactory medical upon first application and on their 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th and 65th birthday and then annually thereafter.
Existing drivers are expected to remember their birthdays and provide medicals in good time. Failure to do so results in suspension.
Details of medical centres and instructions are contained within the Medical Letter and D4 Form (PDF, 4.3MB).
Criminal convictions, cautions and investigations
The conditions of your licence require you to notify the Council if you are convicted or cautioned of a criminal offence or even investigated for an offence.
Failure to do this could result in your licence being suspended or revoked.
You can use the Taxi Licencing Conviction Reporting Form (PDF, 16KB) to notify the Council of these matters in order to comply with your conditions. You should also ensure that you ask us to confirm receipt of the form.
Updating your documents with the Council
Licensed drivers are required to keep the Council up to date with a number of documents. You must ensure that your driving licence, passport, medical, residence permit, visa’s and any other document the Council may request or condition you to provide.
Surrendering your licence
If you do not want to drive taxis any more you should notify the Council and surrender your licence by completing this form (DOC, 48KB)
Last Updated: 11 January 2019