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Bassetlaw District Council


Become a Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver with Bassetlaw District Council

The Council issues licences that enable the driving of both Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles. Licences shall be issued for a maximum period of 3 years but the Council can grant licences for a lesser period if deemed appropriate or if the applicant applies for a lesser term.

Licences shall only be issued to those persons who are deemed to be ‘fit and proper persons to hold a licence’

Applicants shall:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of one year of holding either a full driving licence
  • The driving licence shall be issued in the UK, the European Community (EC) or one of the other countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). In addition to the above, licensed drivers who hold an EC/EEA driving licence shall obtain a GB counterpart document before any taxi licence is issued
  • The Council may directly access the DVLA records of applicants, or alternatively, will employ the services of a third party to do this
  • Applicants shall provide proof that they have a statutory right to work in the UK and any applicant that has a limited right to work shall not be issued a driver licence for a period longer than that limited period.

Before an application is made, the applicant should arrange:

  • Attend and pass a knowledge test at the Councils offices
  • Complete a practical Taxi Driver Driving Assessment, with an assessor who has been identified by the Council, and obtain a pass certificate
  • Complete the Nottinghamshire Authorities Safeguarding Vulnerable People Course and pass the assessment
  • Submit to a medical with the Councils specified medical provider (to the Group 2 standard)
  • Provide 2 satisfactory references
  • Complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and produce the certificate to the Council (if an application has a period of residency outside the UK there will be additional requirements which apply)
  • Complete a check of their DVLA driving record and produce the result to the Council

PLEASE NOTE the DBS and DVLA checks are the final requirement and MUST be completed last. The Council will not accept certificates, in support of an application, which are dated more than 1 month prior to the date of application.

For further detailed information on the application process please refer to the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Policy which is available on the Bassetlaw District Council website

STEP 1 – PRACTICAL DRIVING ASSESSMENT

STEP 2 – MEDICALS FOR NEW APPLICANTS

STEP 3 – KNOWLEDGE TEST

STEP 4 – CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT

STEP 5 – WRITTEN REFERENCES

STEP 6 – DBS AND DVLA CHECK

STEP 7 – SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE PASSENGER TRAINING

STEP 8 – RIGHT TO DRIVE IN THE UK

STEP 9 – RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

 

Apply for your DBS and DVLA Check Online

Bassetlaw District Council

Queens Buildings
Potter Street
Worksop
S80 2AH

Please note: Cash payments are not accepted at Bassetlaw District Council offices.