A hackney carriage (taxi) or private hire vehicle can only be driven by someone holding a current hackney carriage/private hire driver's licence.

You must have held a full driving licence for 12 months before applying. 

Conditions for new drivers

All drivers must comply with the Rules and Regulations for Hackney Carriage/Private Hire. The rule book covers everything from byelaws to mechanical testing. Conditions of licence tells new taxi drivers what is expected of them.

How to apply

You must obtain an application pack from the licensing team at Springfield House, King's Road, Harrogate HG1 5NX.

The pack contains:

Page last updated 08/09/2017