Driver licence

You can apply to become a taxi driver if you’re over 18 years old and you’ve held a full DVLA driving licence for at least 12 months.

Apply for a new driver licence

If you would like to apply to become a taxi driver please contact the Licensing Team on 01453 754440 or to arrange for an application pack to be sent to you.

You should read the Taxi and Private Hire information for new applicants and the Taxi and private hire policy before submitting your application.


Before your appointment

When you are ready to submit your application please contact the Licensing Team to arrange an appointment.

Before you attend your appointment, you will need to apply for a DBS check

Select: Standard/Enhanced DBS Application

Enter the following details:

Organisation Reference - STROUD1

Organisation code - STROUD1

When you have completed and submitted your form you must note the reference number on your application form.


You can also use this application form reference to subscribe to the DBS update Service via the link  

The DBS update service allows organisations to do a status check to see if your Certificate is still up to date which will save you time and money if you need to apply for multiple Certificates when you move from one job to another in the same workforce or if you need re-checks.


Attending your first appointment

When attending your appointment please bring;

  • Completed application form
  • Completed DVLA mandate form
  • Three forms of I.D. for your DBS check (a full list of acceptable documents can be found here)
  • Proof of your right to work in the U.K.
  • Initial payment of £61



Criminal and driving convictions

If you’ve got a criminal conviction or points you should read the convictions policy for Hackney carriage and private hire drivers before applying.


Driver Assessment


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