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Hackney Carriage Driver Licence

The application form for a new Hackney Carriage Driver Licence or to Renew an existing Hackney Carriage Driver Licence is available to download from the foot of this page, or can be completed online and printed using the Service Request Form below.

Notice to all Applicants

Submission of DBS Reports in relation to current Drivers

Please note that the Taxis Committee, in consultation with the Taxi Focus Group, agreed at their meeting on 20th October 2010 changes in relation to the submission of DBS reports by current drivers to be implemented 1st December 2010. The full document is available from the main Licence, Registration and Permits web page 

Guide to Drivers

This booklet, which is available to download from the Hackney and Private Hire web page, or from the address in the Contact Details box below, has been produced to give owners and drivers of private hire vehicles guidance and help when making applications for licences and in the day-to-day use of such vehicles. 

Fees (April 2014 - March 2015)

The fee for:-

  •  a new Hackney Carriage Driver Licence is £300.50 for a one year Badge (or £475.45 for a three year Badge) which, for either a one year or three year Badge, includes Disability Awareness Course (£27.04), Police Check (£59.00) and Badge (£10.54)

  • The fee for the renewal of a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence is £119.76 for a one year Badge (or £297.51 for a three year Badge) plus, for either a one year or three year Badge, £27.04 for the Disability Awareness Course - if not paid for previously.

 

Fees for Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence (April 2014 - March 2015)

The fee for:-

  • a new Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence is £366.24 for a one year Badge (or £645.47 for a three year Badge) which, for either a one year or three year Badge, includes Disability Awareness Course (£27.04), Police Check (£59.00) and Badge (£24.57)

  • the fee for the renewal of a Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence is £165.23 for a one year Badge (or £453.61 for a 3 year Badge), plus £27.04 (for either a one year or three year Badge) for the Disability Awareness Course if not paid for previously.

 

In addition there is a fee for the DVLA Mandate yearly of £5.58

We accept cash, debit / credit cards. Please note there is a charge of 1.2% for credit card payments.

 

Customer Satisfaction / Customer Surveys

Information regarding customer surveys we have carried out and our Licensing Standards and Performance

Contacting the Licensing Office

Please use the Contact Details box below.

The office is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily. Applicants are seen by appointment only.

Disabled users of our service, please note that if possible could you contact us to make an appointment before visiting our offices, to enable us to meet your needs.

Contact Details

  • Name Licensing Team
  • Address Dudley MBC, Law & Governance, 5 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 815377
  • Fax 01384 815325