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You can now apply for your DBS & DVLA checks online through a dedicated web system. This is supported by City of Wolverhampton Council’s approved third party DBS & DVLA check provider, Personnel Checks, and allows for you to complete your DBS & DVLA check in much less time and means you will only need to attend the council offices when applying for your badge.

Personnel Checks specialise in DBS & DVLA checks for taxi drivers and work with a number of authorities across the UK. Personnel Checks average turnaround time is 10-14 days, with many checks being completed in under 24 hours.

To obtain your DBS & DVLA check, you simply need to complete your online application and have your ID documents verified at an approved ID station (usually a crown post office). There are 5 crown post offices within a 10 mile radius of Wolverhampton.  Personnel Checks will provide you with a link to the post office branch finder, so you can find the nearest ID station to your location.

If you have any questions in relation to your Licence application with City of Wolverhampton Council please email [email protected]


You are required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct. Click here for more information on how to apply. Please tick this box to confirm that you have obtained a Certificate of Good Conduct or are in the process of applying for one.
Please note you will not be granted with a Licence unless you have obtained this.

The DBS & DVLA checks cost a total of £79.49 Inc. VAT. Personnel Checks operate a telephone helpline to answer any questions you may have whilst completing your DBS application & DVLA check.

Please note: By purchasing your DBS & DVLA Check with us, you agree to Personnel Checks sharing any information regarding your application with City of Wolverhampton Council to support your Taxi/Private Hire Licence application. Please click here to view Personnel Checks' Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how your data will be used please contact us on 01254 355679 or email [email protected]