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Getting an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Use this service if you’re an existing taxi or private hire driver and your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is due.

To apply for an enhanced DBS check, call the DBS on 03000 200 190. You’ll need to quote registration number 21149000002.

What happens next

Once you’ve contacted the DBS, they’ll send you a form to complete.

You’ll need to finish completing the form, sign it and send the completed original DBS application form to us, including copies of proof of your identification. This should include a photocopy of:

  • your UK driving licence or a valid passport
  • your National Insurance number
  • proof of your address, like a recent household bill

Once we’ve received your completed enhanced DBS application form and copies of identification, we’ll notify the DBS.

Once you’ve received your enhanced DBS certificate from the DBS, you’ll need to send it to us.

Once the DBS have finished processing your application, they’ll send you DBS certificate to you. You’ll need to send it on to us. You can email it to or post it to:

  • Licensing
  • Swale Borough Council
  • Swale House
  • East Street
  • Sittingbourne
  • Kent
  • ME10 3HT