Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licences

Application forms and guidance notes

Please read the relevant guidance notes below before completing the licence application form.

Guidance notes

Application forms

Licence conditions

Licence fees

For current licence fees see Private hire and hackney carriage licence fees.

Disclosure and Barring Service update service

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are required for all new licence applicants and every 3 years following issue of a driver’s licence. You can be in greater control of the DBS check when renewing a certificate by joining the Update Service|External link. The Update Service will cost you £13 per year to maintain.

Benefits of the Update Service

You will only need another DBS check if there are changes to the information on your record, such as a caution or convictions being recorded; and you would then need to make another application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to subscribe to the Update Service

When you are next due for a DBS check take the opportunity to subscribe to the Update Service|External link.

To subscribe you will need:

If you join with your DBS application form reference number your subscription will start from the date of issue printed on your DBS Certificate. If for some reason your application form is withdrawn your subscription fee will be refunded and your subscription cancelled.

Note: we do need to see your DBS Certificate when it has been issued and this should be brought to Halifax Customer First, Horton Street.

Last Updated: 08/08/2016