Licences and permits directory - Hackney carriage and private hire driver licences | Sevenoaks District Council

Licences and permits directory - Hackney carriage and private hire driver licences

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.

Apply or renew online

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

It is a Policy requirement that all Sevenoaks District Council Licensed Drivers register with the DBS Update Service.  Further information on this is covered in our Guidance

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.

Please also see The Licensing Partnership policy statement on the secure storage, handling, use, retention and disposal of disclosures and disclosure information page


Licensing Partnership
Sevenoaks District Council

Argyle Road
TN13 1HG

Call : 01732 227004

Email :