Taxi drivers

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

Dual driver renewals - instructions to print your DVLA driving licence

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 tell new taxi drivers what is expected of them.

How to apply

Please email to request an application form. We will send you all you require in order to become licensed

The pack contains:

  • DBS consent form - allows the council to use the DBS disclosure in deciding the application
  • DVLA fee paying enquiry form
  • Harrogate Borough Council application form
  • medical questionnaire
  • conditions of a licence, to be signed by the applicant before the licence is granted