Driver's Licence - Hackney Carriage or Private Vehicle

Apply to drive a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle in the borough of Epsom and Ewell

Please note:

  • Persons who are in possession of a current Hackney Carriage Drivers licence can drive both Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles.
  • Persons who are in possession of a current Private Hire Drivers licence can drive Private Hire Vehicles only.

Applicants must be:

  • over 21
  • have held a full driver's licence (issued by DVLA or European Union Country) for 24 months minimum

In addition to the application form, you will need to:

  • Supply us with completed application form to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) (must be made through Licensing team)
  • Completed medical certificate from your registered Doctor or GP
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • Appropriate fee. Please find our fees here: Vehicle licensing fees.
  • Pass a Private Hire knowledge test or where applicable a Hackney Carriage Driver knowledge test.

Additional information

  • Penalty Points Scheme
  • Terms and Conditions of Licence Hackney Carriage Drivers and Private Hire Drivers
  • Licences expire on the expiry date shown on the licence.
  • Drivers must notify the Council, in writing and within seven days, if they acquire any points on their driving licence, or they change their address.
  • Drivers should return their badge to the Council upon renewal or if they stop working for a private hire operator.
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) checks are required every three years.
  • Drivers over 65 years will be required to have a medical every two years and if you are over 70, a medical every year.