Apply to be a taxi driver

What is this for?

To make an application to be a licensed driver in relation to Private Hire/Hackney Carriage vehicles in Doncaster.

PLEASE NOTE - The Updated Doncaster Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy is now in effect. Please view the policy using the link below:

Any questions you may have relating to the new changes please email -

What is it going to cost?

The application fee is £148        

An additional payment of £40 will also be required after you have submitted your application. This fee is for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
DBS Code of Conduct web-link for your information

What we need from you

Before beginning this process you MUST:

  • Attend Doncaster Council’s Safeguarding awareness training
  • Attend and Pass Doncaster Council’s Knowledge Test
  • Attend and Pass Doncaster Council’s Practical Driving Test (and Wheelchair assessment where you are applying for a Hackney Carriage or Joint Drivers Licence).
  • Read and understand Doncaster Council’s Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy.

You will be required to upload the following documents:

  • A Group 2 Standards medical certificate (the practitioner MUST have access to your medical history)
  • Safeguarding Awareness Training Certificate
  • A Passport sized photograph
  • UK Driving Licence
  • Evidence of your right to work in the UK
  • Where you have spent 3 continuous months outside of the UK, you will be expected to provide a 'certificate of good character' from the appropriate embassy(s)

Once you have submitted your application you will also need to attend the Civic Office and submit your DBS application and pay the required fee, please note that you will need to produce original documents which verify your identification and address.

What you should expect from us

We will carry out all the required checks, please note that it will not be possible to complete this process until you have submitted your DBS application and evidence of your right to work in the UK.

We will aim to notify you of the outcome of your application within 28 days of all the required checks being completed.

If your application is granted, your licence will be sent to you by post.

If we are unable to grant you a licence without further investigation, you will be invited to attend a licensing panel who will determine your application.

More information

Remember once licensed, a vehicle can only be driven by a Doncaster-licensed driver.

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Last updated: 16 July 2021 10:58:42