If you are renewing a licence, we would encourage you to do this online, and post your documents to the address shown below.
If you need to speak with someone from the Licensing Team in person, you must book an advance appointment by calling us on the number shown below.
- Making an application
If you are a new candidate wanting to apply to become a Hackney Carriage, Private Hire, or Dual Driver with Sevenoaks District Council you will need to:
- have passed the our Knowledge Test and the EQUO taxi driver test
- have held a full UK driving licence (or acceptable non-UK licence) for one year
- have the right to work in the UK
- take a taxi driving standard assessment
- pass a Group II Medical
- pass enhanced criminal background checks
All applications for a new licence or licence renewals will automatically be checked on the national register of revocations and refusals (NR3). You can find out more information on our NR3 page.
View our Taxi and Private Hire Licensing fees and charges. The fee for your licence will be for three years (or for a shorter period of time if your right to work in the UK expires before this time).
Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the relevant Guidance and Policies before applying.
Your licence will need to be renewed BEFORE it expires.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Please read the revised code of practice for Disclosure and Barring Service registered persons prior to your application.
If you have any convictions, cautions, driving offences, medical issues or other matters that may affect your application, please contact us before you take the Knowledge Test.
Sevenoaks District Council
Call : 01732 227004
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org