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

Based on current Government advice, we have suspended our Taxi Driver Knowledge Tests until further notice. This means we cannot accept applications for new drivers at this time.

However, you can renew an existing licence.

If you are renewing a licence, please post your documents to: Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent  TN13 1HG. Although our offices are open to the public, we have social distancing in place and we are restricting the number of people in our reception at any one time.

If you need to speak with someone from the Licensing Team in person, you must book an advance appointment by calling us on 01732 227004.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Making an application

If you are a new driver, to apply for a licence you will need to:

  • Have held a full UK driving licence for at least one year
  • Pass tests and have a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check (previously criminal records bureau check)
  • Pass a knowledge test

The fee for your licence will be for three years:

View our Taxi and Private Hire Licensing fees and charges

Please read all of the relevant guidance and polices before applying.

Your licence will need to be renewed before it expires.

Apply or renew online

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

You are required to have read the DBS Enhanced Check Privacy Policy before making an application. You will be asked to confirm you have read and understood how the DBS will process your personal data as part of your application.

We encourage you to sign up to the DBS Update Service and it will make your renewal process quicker and easier.

See how we hold your information.


Licensing Partnership
P.O. Box 182
TN13 1GP

Call: 01732 227004


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