Taxi driver licence

You need this licence if you are applying to drive a hackney carriage or private hire driving licence.

Contact the licensing team first to arrange a:

  • suitability test (covering numeracy, literacy, map reading and local knowledge)
  • knowledge test (covering taxi licensing legislation and local knowledge)

Allow six weeks for a licence to be granted.

Licences last for three years and are specific to the person named on the licence.

For failed applications or other issues, contact the licensing team.

For complaints, contact the person in writing first then contact the team if you need further help using the licensing complaints form.


Town Police Clauses Act 1847

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

licensing team
Licensing, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ

01934 426 800

Last reviewed: Monday 15 February 2016