Dual driver and private hire driver licence

Taxi driver licence

Due to a shift in priorities following the Covid-19 pandemic we are no longer able to accept new driver licence applications. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Renewal applications can be accepted.  

All taxi drivers in the Harborough district must have a taxi driving licence in order to drive a taxi vehicle. There are two types of taxi driver licences that we provide licences for:

  • Dual Drivers Licence - From the 1 April 2018 new Hackney Carriage Licenses will be replaced by Dual Driver Licenses which will enable the individual to drive both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles
  • Private Hire Drivers Licence - allows you to drive Private Hire vehicles only

Taxi driver licences are valid for 3 years.