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DBS, DVLA and Medical Checks


DBS check

As a taxi or private hire driver you will need to sign up to the DBS update Service. We will then do an online check with the DBS every 6 months. This is to ensure that you have no criminal convictions that would prevent you from operating as a driver.


Please note that if your DBS update service registration lapses you will be required to apply for a new DBS certificate and pay the £54.40 fee. 


More information can be found at GOV.UK.


DVLA check

We need to check your drivers licence with the DVLA every renewal.  This will tell us when your licence expires, whether you have any endorsements (or points), and if you’ve been disqualified.

You can share your driving licence details with the Licensing Authority using the following link: 


This service is free of charge and allows you to generate a licence 'check code' for you to share your driving record. The code is valid for 21 days and can only be used once. You will need your driving licence number and national insurance number to create a code.


Medical examination

You will need to undergo a medical examination when you first apply to become a taxi driver. This is repeated every three years on renewal and every year if you are over 65. This examination confirms that you’re fit and healthy and able to drive a taxi vehicle. 


Take a copy of the Medical form to your doctor for completion. Please note the medical must be completed by your own GP or a medical practitioner that has access to your medical records


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