Personnel Checks is authorised by Liverpool City Council to apply for an Enhanced DBS Certificate and DVLA Mandate for each new Taxicab or Private Hire Licence applicant. If you have not already done so, please visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/taxilicences for more information about the application process and what you need to do before you apply for these checks.
If you would like to renew an existing licence with Liverpool City Council and you are not applying for a Licence for the first time please click here
Please be aware that from 6th January 2020, all new Taxi Drivers who are applying for a Licence with Liverpool City Council for the first time should attend the Street Knowledge Test following payment. At this point, your Right to Work and Immigration status will be checked by a member of the Council. This process is no longer undertaken in the One Stop Shop. If for whatever reason the Right to Work checks cannot be done due to incorrect/insufficient documentation being provided, you will be asked to produce the required document to the Licensing Unit. Please schedule this once your DBS & DVLA Checks are completed. Further instructions will be emailed to you when your DBS & DVLA Checks are complete.
When your DBS & DVLA Checks have been completed, further instructions will be sent to you by email informing you of all other documents you are required to obtain before proceeding with your Licence application.