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Taxi and minicab driver's licence

Private hire driver's licence

This licence is required before any person can drive a licensed private hire vehicle.

Before a licence is granted the applicant must satisfy us that:

  • He/she is a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • He/she is medically fit
  • He/she has attained the age of 21 years
  • He/she has held a full driver's licence (not being a provisional licence) granted to the applicant under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1972 authorising him/her to drive a motor car for at least 3 years prior to the date of the application
  • He/she has a sound knowledge of the geography of Wycombe district by passing a written knowledge test
  • He/she is able to read, write and converse in English
  • He/she must pass a police criminality check to ensure safety to the public

Hackney carriage ("taxi") vehicle driver's licence

This licence is required before any person can drive a licensed hackney carriage vehicle ("taxi").

Before a licence is granted the applicant must satisfy us that:

  • He/she is a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • He/she is medically fit
  • He/she has attained the age of 21 years
  • He/she has held a full driver's licence (not being a provisional licence) granted to the applicant under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1972 authorising him/her to drive a motor car for at least 3 years prior to the date of the application
  • He/she has a sound knowledge of the geography of Wycombe district by passing a written knowledge test
  • He/she is able to read, write and converse in English
  • He/she must pass a police criminality check to ensure safety to the public

Hackney carriage ("taxi") and private hire vehicle driver's licence

This licence enables a person to drive a licensed hackney carriage vehicle ("taxi") and/or a licensed private hire vehicle (For further information see above). Before a licence is granted the applicant must satisfy the Council that:

  • He/she is a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • He/she is medically fit
  • He/she has attained the age of 21 years
  • He/she has held a full driver's licence (Not being a provisional licence) granted to the applicant under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1972 authorising him/her to drive a motor car for at least 3 years prior to the date of the application
  • He/she has a sound knowledge of the geography of Wycombe district by passing a written knowledge test
  • He/she is able to read, write and converse in English
  • He/she must pass a police criminality check to ensure safety to the public

Contact information

Contact the licensing team.

  • Telephone: 01494 421 749 or 01494 421 713