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Guidance for new Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Licensing a vehicle

Before you choose a vehicle or licence it, you’ll need to:

  • licence yourself
  • make sure it meets certain standards, including safety, emissions and branding
  • have the vehicle inspected at an approved garage

To apply for your vehicle licence, you’ll need to complete a form, pay a fee and send us certain evidence.