Taxi driver/operator licences

Licence (driver) for hackney carriage/private hire

You can apply for either:

  • A hackney carriage licence - issued to the proprietor/owner of a vehicle. It permits a vehicle to use taxi ranks where available, and ply for hire.
  • A private hire licence - issued to the proprietor/owner of a vehicle. It allows a vehicle to be used as a pre-booked private hire vehicle.

You can also apply for a licence that allows you to do both (private hire and hackney carriage).

Apply for a taxi driver licence (new or renew)

  • You must provide two passport photographs with your application.
  • You must also provide original copies of a document proving your right to work in the UK, even if you are a UK citizen. If you are renewing your licence, we may not ask to see your evidence again.

Please send your completed application form and correct fee (please make cheques payable to Lichfield District Council) to:

Licensing team, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6ZD